This is a photo of the original caterpillar shirred rug made in the 1800's.
This photo shows a tan background with leafy vines of flowers in red, beige and blues. The leaves are a soft sage green, light browns and golds. The ends have an undulating border with circles or pennies in tans, golds and light browns.
Photo: Fisher Heritage
The second photo is a later photo of the original rug, after it was mounted and shot in high definition. the colors are quite different in this photo. The background is not as warm and the pennies and leaves seem to be a soft, sage green. Two different looks to color plan from!