The inscription reads Dastur iftekhar-e (Honourable oder of) Zalissa
This carpet depicts the portraits of a large number of 19th century leading world figures accompanied by a series of grand exhibition buildings. The most prominent of the portraits at the base of the tree, however is that of the great discoverer Christopher Columbus. With the inclusion of the American flag at the top of the carpet one can be certain that this carpet depicts the opening of the World's Columbian Exposition, which was the World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World. For a more detailed description of a carpet of the same design sold in these Rooms please see Christie's London, 16 April 2009, lot 33.