This is a photo of the original yarn sewn rug made in the mid 19th century.
A large, eight pointed star in the center with four, six pointed stars surrounding on a dark background. The inner border consists of reels with hearts in the corners. The outside border is made of two colors of interlocking sawtooths. The dark from the background first, ending in the lighter value in the reels.
Photo: Bettina Krainin Antiques. Second image hooked by Patty Hoffmeyer.