Then on the other end of the spectrum is this rug of Two Pale Blue Cats. Perhaps the auction house could tell the color better by the back but they did not show that on this particular auction site so will take their word they are blue.
Eagle holding the Union Shield measuring 28 x 40. Colors have maintained their brightness very well.
The back of the rug and it is fun to see how others hook their background and in which directions. If you tap on the photo it will enlarge.
A Castle with 3 red Turrets said to be hooked late 19th century. While I understand people 'using what they have' to hook a rug, I find it rather distracting how the darker wool echos the shape at the top. I'd have tried to spread it out elsewhere and not repeat the shape at the top, JMHO.