ANTIQUE REPLICA RUG

This ANTIQUE mat  original is in a small museum here in MOntreal . .
This one  is titled ''CAT & MICE''  but . . .looks more like a cat  & rats!
Nice rendition of  the  old rug  . . . .
This time of year  the old farm house is getting invaded by- mice!
Off to the ROUND BARN At SHELBURNE rug show tomorrow . . .
Why were barns built in the ROUND?
Because
. .. it was believed that . . .DEVILS  LIVE in CORNERS . . . .
maybe thats why this mat has those  extremely round corners?