Do you know a story about dream catchers?
Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. They believe that night are is filled with both the good and bad dreams. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. When a dream catcher is hung, the good dreams would be able to flow through the loops and down on the feathers to the person sleeping. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them. This has been part of the traditions of the Native Americans for years and has also been adapted by the whole world.
Using a hoop of willow, and decorating it with findings, bits and pieces of everyday life, (feathers, arrow heads, beads, etc) the dream catcher can be easily made on your own.
Dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe people, who wove these magical webs from willow hoops and sinew. The hoop represents the travel of giizis, the sun, through the sky. At night, the hole in the center only lets bawedjige, good dreams, pass. Bawedjigewin, bad dreams, are trapped in the web, and dispelled at the first light of morning. Steps and detailed instructions you can find on here Wiki How.
These designs we found for you are here to feed your imagination and to serve as a starting point in your DIY project. You can go ahead and use any decor pieces you have at hand to personalize your dreamcatcher.
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