About Dream Catchers: Ask anyone and they will tell you a dream catcher is beautiful and a great addition to any home. However, most people don’t know a lot about them. Here are some interesting facts about these great additions to any room, rear view mirrors or gardens.
- The shape of every dream catcher has a special meaning. The strings on the outside are meant to look like a spider’s web. Those catch bad dreams. The hole in the centre is left that way so good dreams can filter down.
- Legend also has it that where you place these matters. It’s best to put one in the sunlight so the bad dreams will evaporate.
Dream Catchers: This craft and jewellery piece has become very popular since the middle of the 1980s. They all come from Native American Culture. Dream catchers are talismans that were originally used for young children and hung above their beds or cradles.
The History of the Dream Catcher
The Ojibwe tribe called them asabikeshiinh which means spider. Their recorded history goes all the way back to the 1800s. As well as the Ojibwa, several other tribes have used these for protection including the Crees and Naskapi.
Other Interesting Facts
Each part of a dream catcher has a specific meaning. One of the most important is the feather located at the bottom of the circle. That allows good dreams to enter your sleeping brain.
The beads and feathers are both sacred items. It is thought these originated from the spider woman who looked after the people of the land and the children. As the original people moved to different parts of the continent, native mothers made willow hoops so Asibikaashi could stay in contact.
Where To Hang Them
The best place to hang one of these talisman is from the ceiling as close as possible to the head of a bed. The higher up you place one, the more natural light it will get and the more powerful it will be.
Each colour has a different meaning.
A white dream catcher suggests order, cleanliness relaxation and meditation. The best place to put one of these is in areas of silence and rest.
A black dream catcher is designed to balance out the effects of a white one so there’s a harmony in the energy in any space.
You can also choose a red dream catcher. These are designed to encourage emotions like passion and love to flow freely.
Dream Catcher kits are easy to use and provide a whole lot of fun for both adults and kids.