Behnam Rugs Press Release | Rug Shopping Abroad can be Challenging

March Event at Behnam Rugs

Behnam Rugs Press Release | Rug Shopping Abroad can be Challenging


North Dallas’ Premier Emporium of Fine Handmade Rugs to Launch Seminar Series and Appraisal Events

Behnam Rugs to initiate a series of seminar brunches intended to educate customers about the ins and outs of fine rugs. Guests will have the opportunity to bring in a rug for a free written appraisal. *


Dallas, TX – February 21, 2019: Shopping for rugs in a foreign country can be challenging and the risks of being taken advantage of are high for the average tourist. On Saturday, March 16, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, Behnam Rugs will open the doors of its grand showroom to answer questions on the subject and equip guests with everything they need to know about buying fine handmade rugs with confidence when they travel. Owner and rug expert Ben Tavakolian will share his lifelong passion for the art and culture of fine rugs and Persian carpets with both longtime customers and new friends alike.   

In addition to the opportunity to learn in a casual, fun environment, guests are encouraged to bring their own treasured rugs to the showroom for professional appraisal by Behnam’s team of experts. “These seminars are meant to educate the community and create a forum for people who appreciate this art form to come together,” says company founder Ben Tavakolian.


Other subjects that will be discussed include:

  • Learn what to buy and what not to buy
  • Learn how to buy quality handmade rugs in different countries you are visiting
  • Learn how to recognize real silk from viscose rayon silk  
  • Learn how to negotiate a better rug price
  • Learn the art and culture of rugs
  • Bring your treasured rugs for a free written evaluation/appraisal
  • Share your rug buying experience at our event
  • Learn about U.S. Custom department rules & regulations on bringing handmade rugs to the USA.


About Behnam Rugs:

Since 1978, Behnam Rugs of Dallas has been in the business of selling fine handmade rugs and providing expert oriental rug cleaning, pet stain removal, and Persian rug wash services. In 1999, Behnam “Ben” Tavakolian moved the company to its present location on Preston Road, where he designed and built a distinctive Mediterranean-style showroom and service center from the ground up. The showroom was designed to utilize as much natural light as possible, as it showcases beautiful antique and new rugs from around the world. It is a source to interior designers, architects, and homeowners who have come to appreciate the unparalleled selection. Adjacent to the showroom is the Behnam Rugs state of the art, hand-wash, repair, and rug restoration center.  We host numerous events throughout the year. 



Sheri Holshouser

Behnam Rugs


A:18000 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252




Limit one (1) rug per family