Nowadays tribal and boho dream catchers can be seen everywhere – my friends have them as living room decor and we have one on our car’s rare mirror. Dream catcher is traditional to Native American culture and hung over cradle-boards and in nurseries. My friend’s children love them as they help to catch bad dreams and nightmares, so they believe.
As the Obijwe legends tell us, the hand-woven web catches bad dreams but the good dreams can pass through the hole and float down the feathers and bring peaceful dreams to the sleeper. Many consider this a nice present for newborns – might it help to the little ones or their sleep deprived parents. I made one for our house when my child was a baby and this was not the first one.
The first dream catcher I made was for my grandmother. That was in the last years of her life when she was battling with late stage throat cancer. She was a little sweet lady, now whispering quietly. But it was nightmares that made her sad and created unrest. Old people worry a lot. I never visited Spain because every summer she was horrified by the stories of wild fires. Maybe they were haunting her even in dreams. I knew I can not do much for nightmares of another person, so all I could do, was to make her a dream-catcher. So I did.
MATERIALS: wooden hoop, leather, linen webbing, feathers. Natural. Clean and simple.
SIZE: hoop diameter ~8 inches / 20 cm