Nantucket, I knew you were the sensible type! Just don't buy any of those white Tabriz'es, they show dirt something terrible. Well, that's it for now. I've got 7 weeks more before I head back to Norfolk VA, and it can't come soon enough. If you want to raise an old soldiers morale, send ([email protected] Best Regards, J.R. Kane One of the favorites I eliminated the other day was a pale tan Tabriz with lots of salmon-pink (a favorite color of mine). There's already so much white in my apartment that the rug really needs to add color. My favorite has a dark blue ground with a lot of reds and some muted greens. It will also go nicely with the runner I've chosen for the hallway. Thanks. I don't know if I'd call her beautiful, but Pussycat's got a body nearly hot enough to melt stone. Have you seen these Afghan war rugs? Yes, I'm familiar with Afghan war rugs, but that's about the least subtle one I've seen. Most of the ones I've seen show a battle scene in a landscape. They are so very not-my-style.