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Rejebian Rugs History

David Rejebian knows rugs.

An established and trusted source, he is well-known in both the public and design community for his wide-reaching knowledge and expertise. He continues his family's tradition of  focused knowledge and education.

It began in 1934...

 

Vahram Rejebian, an Armenian immigrant from Hadjin, Turkey, began to realize the American dream, when he opened the Oriental Rug Department in the Titche-Goettinger Department Store in downtown Dallas.

 

Strengthened by his struggle to survive during the Armenian massacres in Turkey, he arrived in Dallas with an enthusiasm that propelled him to become the leading authority on Oriental rugs in Texas.

 

Vahram built the rug department at Titche's into THE place where residents of Dallas, and all around Texas, came to buy Oriental rugs. Customers enjoyed the experience of "going downtown to see Mr. Rejebian" to not only purchase rugs for their homes, but to learn about them as well. In fact, customers would sometimes refer to their rugs as a "Rejebian carpet." 

In 1955, Vahram's son, Myron, joined him at Titche's. Together, they became a formidable team. In fact, few rug men ever developed the knowledge, from a scholarly standpoint, that Myron had. In 1972, he helped found the Oriental Rug Retailers of America, a group dedicated to the education of the consumer and the development of sound business practices.

 

In 1977, David Rejebian became the third generation to join the family business. From working summers in the rug cleaning plant, to helping deliver rugs, and as Myron's son, it was probably his destiny to join his father and grandfather in the business : 

"I have had probably the two best teachers possible. Even with all the rugs I've handled and books I've read, I learned the real intricacies of this business from my dad and grandfather.

In 1982 we moved from Tiche's to our own building in Snider Plaza, then into the Dallas Design Center, back to Snider Plaza, and in 2016 it was up to North Dallas - the last Rejebian retail storefront. 

This next phase allows me to share my knowledge, history and devotion in a new way. I am continuing the tradition built by my grandfather and father... providing a trusted source to care for and learn about treasured rugs."