Music for the Eyes is an experience of culture and community traveling to Central Asia, the Middle East, Tibet and other cool places.

Travel Blog

we make 2 trips each year to explore and revisit the people who make this all possible...

 A Trip to Remote Antarctica

A trip to Antarctica is on every...

 The Dzongs (?) of Bhutan

Our earlier blog talked a bit about Bhutan and...

 The Last Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom: Bhutan

Our trip this October took us back to South Asia...

More About Our Company

Persian Gabbeh Rug From IranGabbeh Rugs For SaleWe love oriental rugs and, more importantly, the countries they came from.  After a lifetime of travel in the U.S. Foreign Service, including several years in the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, we have found ourselves selling rugs in Langley, on Whidbey Island.  We are conveniently located near Seattle, Redmond and Bellevue.

Please come to our shop to experience the cultural artifacts and stories we have picked up on our travels.   From time to time we have trunk shows, musical performances, and talks (such as a Tibetan Buddhist Lama).  Recently we have expanded to include a bead shop, with a collection of unusual beads found around the world.

Learn more about the various rug countries represented by our products. Please email us to join our eNewsletter list. And follow us on our blog for stories about our latest trips, interesting products and design ideas.

A Symphony of Color

The name of our shop, “Music for the Eyes,” is our way to express that the colors and patterns of rugs please our senses in the same way that music pleases the ears. When guests walk into our shop, they say that the symphony of colors makes them happy. We’re near Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond.

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Recent Blog Posts

December 1, 2016 |

The Dzongs (?) of Bhutan

Our earlier blog talked a bit about Bhutan and how to get there. The latest government pro-tourism project is...

December 24, 2015 |

Why Patagonia?

Fred and Sharon spent November of this year in Patagonia–that windswept expanse of flat lands and high...

October 27, 2015 |

By Rail in Mongolia

Fred loves train travel.  You meet an interesting cross-section of a population and get to peer into a...

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