This DIY Family Dream Catcher Kit is a “Do It Yourself” Canadian Made Kit by Monague Native Crafts, which is 100% Native Owned, a Canadian Company in Mission, British Columbia.
“Create your very own [Family] Dream Catcher!
Perfect for sharing with family and friends especially during this period of social distancing. You are encouraged to add personal mementos to your dream catcher to give [it] your personal meaning and energy. Each kit comes with super-easy how-to instructions. Specialty kits include genuine semi-precious stones.” – Monague.
The DIY Family Dream Catcher Kit contains:
- a set of 2 x 2.5″ rings;
- 4 leather strips;
- 1 string of sinew;
- 10 semi-precious stones … “assorted Semi-precious stones to represent family members!”
- 8 wood beads;
- 8 feathers;
- instruction sheet.
This is a perfect gift for anyone and for all occasions. Kids can have lots of fun putting the Dream Catcher together with adult supervision. It is relaxing for adults to make and of course there is the assurance (Legend only) that one will be protected from bad dreams if it hangs over one’s bed.
Buy a Dream Catcher Kit and make those evil dreams go away.
“Legend and beliefs
An Ojibwe legend recounted by American ethnographer Frances Densmore says the dreamcatcher originates with Spider Woman, known as Asibikaashi; she took care of the children and the people on the land. As the Ojibwe Nation spread to the corners of North America it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children. So the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants:
Even infants were provided with protective charms. Examples of these are the “spiderwebs” hung on the hoop of a cradle board. These articles consisted of wooden hoops about 3½ inches in diameter filled with an imitation of a spider’s web made of fine yarn, usually dyed red. In old times this netting was made of nettle fiber. Two spider webs were usually hung on the hoop, and it was said that they “caught any harm that might be in the air as a spider’s web catches and holds whatever comes in contact with it.”