October 19th, 2019: Real or Fake? Fraud or Value?
Attendees learned how to spot rug fraud and found out the true value of their fine rugs.
Owner and rug expert Ben Tavakolian revealed the places most likely to scam you with a fake rug sale.
June 8th 2019: Rug, Dog, and Wine
Attendees learned about the differences between tufted and handmade rugs.
Ben Tavakolian expounded upon the reasons why dogs can spell trouble for your rug, what to do if and when they decide to mark their territory, and how to prevent future accidents.
March 16th 2019: Rug Shopping Abroad
Attendees learned what to buy and what not to buy.
Ben Tavakolian trained attendees on how to negotiate a better rug price abroad.
Behnam Rugs hosts events each quarter that are free to the public. The lecture series is composed of educational events that benefit attendees by sharing information on different rug-relevant topics.
Persian brunch is served and attendees enjoy food and beverages while owner and rug expert Ben Tavakolian shares his expertise. These learning experiences teach the public about rug ownership, rug shopping, rug maintenance and care, how to avoid scams, and most recently, how to integrate your fine handmade rugs into your estate plan.
Make sure to sign up to attend the fourth event in the lecture series on March 21st from 10 am to 1 pm. You will learn vital information about estate planning, donation for a tax benefit, creating a rug portfolio, trading, selling, and more.
Every event goes over Rug 101- a short yet illuminating lecture that details everything a rug owner should know about fine handmade rugs. Children and dogs are always welcome to attend.