The inscription orginally read "'amal Garrus, 1207". Both the G of Garrus and the second digit of the date have been altered at a later date.
This carpet is one a small known group of highly decorative inscribed carpets made in the Bidjar provinces in Persia during the 19th and early 20th centuries. For a detailed discussion on the group see Ittig,A.:HALI, Vol.4.No.2. London 1981, pp.124-127.