O, you painters who seek to know color, study carpets and therein you will find all knowledge.” – Paul Gauguin
Navigating the Site
I will be listing many additional handmade antique and vintage rugs in 2021– so please check back often.
Eventually, 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.
About the Dingo Gallery
I was a long time seller on Etsy (and previously on EBay). However, Etsy stopped me from listing Persian rugs as of April 2018, which was a mystifying policy as Persian rugs already in the U.S. are not prohibited for sale. The current embargo against Iran applies only to the importation of carpets and other goods into the U.S. Nonetheless, I was forced to close down my Etsy shop after 5 years on the site. Recently, I have noticed some U.S. dealers offering Persian rugs on Etsy while representing them as Turkish or Afghani, etc. I prefer to be honest with buyers about the background and origin of my rugs so would not be comfortable with this deception.
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. Most of the objects are currently located in Tucson Arizona and, with prearrangement, can be picked up. 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: devildingokelim at gmail