This is a photo of the original rug hooked in the late 1800's - early 1900's.
A black horse with a halo around it and a horseshoe at his feet. The background is busy with shapes and colors that makes the horse and red flowers shine. The border consists of clamshells. The clamshell border and the large red flowers are outlined with black. This pattern includes all of the dark lines in the background. I also offer a a less busy version, without all of the background lines here.
Image courtesy Pook and Pook Inc. Auctioneer's and Appraisers