Bashkwegin Manitoba


To honour the animal...
      To practice the art...
             To promote, protect and preserve the traditional knowledge

NEW ADDRESS: #7 - 1692 Dublin ave in Winnipeg.

At Bashkwegin Manitoba we are dedicated to the art of brain-tanning wildlife hides in the traditional way.  We have learned from many elders and teachers across North America, and have developed our process through years of experience. All natural brain-tanned smoked buckskin leather is soft, strong, and beautiful.  The tanning process recreates the integrity of the living skin, and does not alter or chemically break down the skin fibres as with commercial tanning processes.  Completely environmentally friendly hand made leather which retains the individual characteristics of each animal.   Please visit:

We also make buffalo robes using bison hides with the best winter wool, provide custom tanning and European skull mounting services, clean and preserve skulls, teeth, claws, and antlers, and make ready to assemble hand drum kits from start to finish in our shop.

We also supply powwow drum / grandfather drum materials: frames and rawhide, as well as whole Elk and Bison rawhides.  Please contact us for inquiries: 

We are very pleased to work together in partnership with several First Nations artists and craftspeople whose work is available exclusively through our online store. 

Wholesale orders welcome, contact us for whole rawhides, consulting services, workshops and more....

Thank you!