This is a photo of the original rug hooked in the late 1800's-early 1900's.
A large motif, is in the middle of the rug, that looks like leaves. There are four cats, two upside down. Two birds are in the bare trees. In the corners are motifs that look like primitive fleur-de-lis. The background is a mix of dark and medium colors. True American Folk Art!
Image courtesy Christies