American Indian Jingles & Lids for Jingle Dresses
In addition to our regular American Indian jingles and lids, we are very pleased to introduce our “Missouri River” brand gold jingles to our customers. With the popularity of the “Gold Jingle Dress” increasing, these are very hot items. We have a reliable supplier, so quantities are good. Lids are available for regular jingles only, and are 2-5/8” diameter.
Jingle Dress Dance
Jingle dress is a dance dress worn by women participating in the "Jingle Dress Dance" at Native American Pow wows. Made of cloth, the dress includes several rows of metal jingles (cones), which are sewn across the dress on the skirt (and blouse, in some areas). The metal cones create a jingling sound (giving them the name they are most often known by) as the dancer moves.
The traditional Jingle Dress Dance is characterized by the jingle dress and light footwork danced close to ground. The dancer dances in a pattern, her feet never cross, nor does she dance backward or turn a complete circle.
Compared to the original dance, the contemporary dance can be fancier, with intricate footwork and the dress design is often cut to accommodate these footwork maneuvers. Contemporary dancers do often cross their feet, turn full circles and dance backwards. Such moves exemplify the differences between contemporary and traditional jingle dress dancing.