We were cleaning our warehouse and found these Anishinaabe Bimishimo Jingles. There are 98 Brass Jingles and 41 Copper Jingles of the old stock. Anishinaabe Bimishimo is expected to re-release their Brass and Copper Jingles this summer. But the materials and process has changed (as we understand) and the jingles will look different. If you bought Brass or Copper AB Jingles in 2018, these will match. This is great for finishing up a dress or for a tiny tot or very young junior dancer. Only one available!
Owing to political spats between settler-colonial governments, the cost
of the base metal for the brass and copper jingles increased
dramatically. Anishinaabe Bimishimo was temporarily forced to cease
production of brass and copper jingles while raising funds and seeking a
tariff exemption. Fortunately, they are expecting more raw materials
and we can hopefully get more brass and copper jingles by Summer 2019.
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Bimishimo is a new manufacturer of jingles, based in Manitoba, Canada.
Anishinaabe Bimishimo was founded by Émilie McKinney, of the Swan Lake
First Nation. Frustrated at the lack of locally made jingles, Émilie
created a design and wrote a business plan. With help from her mother,
Natalie Foidart, Émilie is growing her business, with the goal of giving
back to her community. We at Bead & Powwow Supply are eager to
offer our support and encouragement to Émilie, her family, and their
These Jingles have a beautiful, deep sound. The
design features a teepee, feathers, and Anishinaabe Bimishimo, meaning
Anishinaabe (or native person) dancing by. See below for further
discussion on the Anishinaabe language. Jingles are finished with a
copper-colored coating. The inside of these jingles are nickel-colored.
We recommend using an enamel or clear-coat on them to ensure the copper
Rolled jingles measure 2 5/8” at their longest
point. The top opening measures approximately ¼” in diameter. We
recommend wide bias tape for tying these cones. Some variation in
rolled-jingle width is to be expected and tolerated.
Made in Canada