O, you painters who seek to know color, study carpets and therein you will find all knowledge.” – Paul Gauguin
I will be listing well over a hundred additional handmade antique and vintage rugs over the summer of 2019 — so please check back often.
I will also be listing tribal masks from Mexico, Guatemala and Africa, Navajo and Zuni jewelry, and paintings from around the world.
When shopping for rugs and other items, you can enter the Shop section in the menu bar above, and easily peruse all the available listed handmade carpets and purchase them.
You can also use the main menu bar and sub-menus to access specific rugs within the shop section.
There is also a general search box on this page, on the right, just above the categories list. Additionally, the right sidebar contains a handful of items for sale, a list of gallery categories, and a search box for locating available items.
At the bottom of the page are links to Categories, Archives, and Dingo Gallery Essentials. The Categories, however, are only for exploring different types of rugs and objects. They do NOT link to items in the Shop that are currently for sale. Again, when shopping for rugs please go to my Shop section or use the main menu above to search for rugs.
My site is encrypted and the shopping cart is linked to Paypal. You can use your credit card without having your own Paypal account. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please contact me.
Additionally, there are pages that provide general information on oriental rugs, Native American textiles, and tribal masks. These pages include numerous links and suggestions for further reading.
I am a long time seller on Etsy and previously on EBay. However, Etsy no longer allows U.S. sellers to list Persian rugs as of April 2018, which is a mystifying policy but has forced me to stop selling there.
By developing my own site I can exercise more control over the layout and appearance–particularly the photography. Commercial sites such as EBay, Etsy and Chairish control most of the design elements, and there are also sizable fees for listing there.
By selling through my own site and avoiding additional fees, I can usually offer buyers better prices.
The site presents an eclectic mix of art, rugs and antiques from around the world. The objects are currently located in Northern California and, with prearrangement, can be picked up. (I am in the process of relocating, most likely to New Mexico.) For non-local buyers within the U.S., shipping is provided through FedEx or the U.S. postal service. International shipping is possible, especially with smaller items, but needs to be arranged first. (Prices are in U.S. dollars.)
Most everything offered has been collected by me over several decades; occasionally, I may offer an exceptional piece on consignment. Initially, I am primarily offering handwoven rugs and textiles, but I’ll expand that to a number of other categories over the next few months. Nations, regions, and tribes will provide many of the categories, and I will try to provide as much description, background, and provenance as possible.
The range of objects includes handmade and traditional crafts, such as carpets, kilims, Native American jewelry, statues, masks, and paintings. Many of the pieces have ethnographic significance, particularly the textiles, dance masks, African art, and native jewelry. Since the gallery listings are still in an early stage, some categories may be presently empty.
Eventually the Dingo Gallery will present antique and vintage busts, statues, prints, and Soviet political art that are not handcrafted. ‘Eclectic’ and ‘global’ offer enough leeway to capture most all of the collection.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions or wish to arrange a purchase. There is a contact form at the bottom of the page or you can email me at: devildingocafe at gmail