The legend of the dreamcatcher is believed to have originated with the Oneida Indians in the United States. The Dreamcatcher allows good dreams to flow through the spirit hole in the center of the web. But, bad dreams are trapped in the web and then disappear with the morning sun.
All parts of the authentic Native American dreamcatcher have meaning tied to the natural world. The shape of the dreamcatcher is a circle because it represents the circle of life and how forces like the sun and moon travel each day and night across the sky. The dream catcher web will catch the bad dreams during night and dispose of them when the day comes. As for the good dreams, the feathers act as a fluffy, pillow-like ladder allowing them to gently descend upon the sleeping person undisturbed. There is some contention when it comes to the meaning of the beads that often decorate the dreamcatcher. According to some American Indians, the beads symbolize the spider–the web weaver itself. Others believe the beads symbolize the good dreams that could not pass through the web, immortalized in the form of sacred charms.
Cute modern style dream catcher with white, tan and salmon pink coloring. Twine, lace, pom noms, and string make up this adorable little number. Approx. 14″ across and 30″ long.