Promotes sweet dreams
Dream catchers are one of the oldest symbols used by Ojibwa Native American tribe.
The story goes that the primordial god changed into the shape of a spider and weaved a web.
A dream-catcher, hung above the bed, is used as a charm to protect sleeping people and especially children from nightmares.
The Ojibwa believe that a dreamcatcher changes a person's dreams. Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through… bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day. Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.
Another explanation is that nightmares pass through the holes and out of the window. The good dreams are trapped in the web, and then slide down the feathers to the sleeping person.
Dreamcatchers are not meant to last forever but are intended to dry out and collapse as the child enters the age of wonderment.
23 cm wide
Total length (when suspended): 65 cm