Getting Around on the Site
For navigating the site, select destinations in the main menu at the top of the page. 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.
To purchase items please go to the Shop in the main menu or use the gallery links in the sidebar. You can use the secure shopping cart or contact me first if you wish to purchase an item. Everything currently for sale is listed in the Shop. For some of the larger rugs, I’ve provided an additional gallery page with a detailed description; to actually purchase the item, return to the Shop and add it to your cart.
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.
The best option is probably to just explore the site.
I am a long time seller on Etsy and previously on EBay. I still sell on Etsy–and you can visit my store, view my listings, and peruse my reviews. My primary reason for opening my own site is to exercise more control over the layout and appearance–particularly the photography. Etsy shops look much the same and there is not much opportunity to experiment with the aesthetics. Every item is limited to 5 photographs, and the ‘cookie cutter’ categories are largely irrelevant for organizing my collection.
By selling through my own site and avoiding extra fees, I can usually offer buyers better prices. So please check out my Etsy store but come back to the Dingo Gallery, whenever possible, to purchase items. And many items are exclusively listed on Dingo Gallery.
The site presents an eclectic mix of art, rugs and antiques from around the world. The objects are located in Northern California and, with prearrangement, can be picked up. For non-local buyers within the U.S., shipping is provided. 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 dot com