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March 21st, 2020: POSTPONED: Estate Plan Your Rugs or Gamble with Your Assets Behnam Rugs celebrates 41 years

Past Events

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.

North Dallas’ Premiere Emporium of Fine Handmade Rugs Schedules Seminar Brunch on How to Spot a Fake


Dallas, TX- September 14, 2019: Have you ever noticed a rug store that has curiously been “going out of business” for five years? Have you ever been invited to an auction of luxury goods held in  a hotel instead of an auction house? These are but two possible clues that someone could be perpetrating a fraud. To ensure that anyone who is interested in purchasing a fine, handmade rug does not find themselves wondering how they paid $20,000 for a piece worth $2,000, Behnam Rugs is devoting its next seminar/brunch, “Rug Value or Rug Fraud?” specifically to this subject.

The upcoming seminar will be on October 19th from 11 AM to 1 PM at their Preston Road showroom and is free to the public. The talk will be led by Behnam Rugs owner Ben Tavakolian,
who brings a lifetime of study and professional experience to the role
of educator and de-facto consumer advocate. “The particular seminar
affords me the chance to give something back to the community in
several ways,” he explained. “It connects people with a shared interest
in fine rugs but also shines a light on a type of consumer fraud that is
perpetrated regularly on a local level. Now consumers will have the
tools to be their own superheroes,” he added with a laugh.

In addition to the opportunity to learn
about the history, care and acquisition of fine rugs in an elegant,
relaxed setting, guests will can bring in their own rugs and receive a
free written appraisal from the Behnam team of experts. The showroom is located at 18000 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252. Dogs are welcome.

About Behnam Rugs:

Since 1978, Behnam Rugs has been in the business of selling fine handmade rugs
and providing expert cleaning, repair, and restoration 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 rug cleaning and
rug repair and restoration center.



Marketing Manager

Behnam Rugs

P: 972-733-0400

A: 18000 Preston Rd. Dallas, TX 75252

W: www.behnamrugs.com E: marketing@behnamrugs.com

Real or Fake? Value or Fraud

Real or Fake? Fraud or Value?

On October 19th, 2019 Behnam Rugs hosted the third educational brunch seminar in its ongoing lecture series.

  • 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.
  • Rug 101 was covered in depth, teaching attendees about the different styles of rug, materials, places of origin and more

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