The inscription in the pink cartouche reads farmayesh-e (commissioned by) Milani Shu'ar. The border inscriptions contains Persian verses in very elegant nasta'liq divided by mubarak bad roundels.
Another carpet by the same weaver is offered in this sale as lot 212. It is probable that a further example, lot 205 in this sale, is a later manifestation of the same company. Two further examples from the same workshop have been sold in these Rooms, 3 May 2001, lot 32, and 14 October 2004, lot 206.