Most Karachof Kazaks are in a squarish 5x7 to 6x8 format and there are relatively few in a long rug shape,as offered here. The repeating octagon design is a later 19th century innovation. Five Karachof octagonal medallions alternating in ivory and orange -red are displayed in the field,all embedded in small square corners and a similar surrounding inner border. The main ivory border shows hooked squares detailed in red,dark blue,yellow and brown. The two bitonal minor borders are in the classic reciprocal keyhole design. The condition is very good,with even low pile overall,commensurate to age,and corroded browns. This is an attractive decorative geometric piece. This rug has been cleaned professionally. For further information please email us or call us at 212-268-5876.