Dream catchers. What are they?

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Dream catchers. What are they?

Dreamcatchers were adopted in the Pan-Indian Movement of the 1960s and 1970s and gained popularity as a widely marketed "Native crafts items" in the 1980s-Wikipedia

So why do we all love dream catchers so much and what is the history behind the dream catcher? In some Native American and First Nations cultures, a dreamcatcher or dream catcher is a willow and woven inside. They often have feathers and beads. Dream catchers are often used over babies cradles. 

The dream catcher has a history dating back from the 1920's but became fashionable in the Pan-Indian Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

So we love anything from the hippy seventies and especially dream catchers. They are a great addition to households and are popular in interiors to this day.

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 Dream catchers also make lovely jewelry and is a style that we love here at her free spirit. 

The Ojibwa (Chippewa) believes that night is full of both good and bad dreams. When a dream catcher is hung above the place where you sleep it moves freely in the night air and catches the dreams as they drift by. The good dreams, knowing their way, pass through the opening in the center of the webbing while the bad dreams, not knowing the way, are caught in the webbing and destroyed at the first light of the morning sun.

Do you own a dreamcatcher? Were is your dreamcatcher? Do you wear it or have you one in your home?



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