This is a photo of the original rug, hooked circa 1880-1920.
Twelve clovers, hooked in a variety of greens, set on a background of golden tan, finished with a hit and miss border of the greens used in the clovers. This would be challenging rug to replicate with the busy fill of the background and the clovers. It could be simplified by using a simpler fill on the clovers. The clovers are not suitable for large cuts, as shown.
Image courtesy of Skinner Inc. www.skinnerinc.com