Amerindian dream catcher "lakota"

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Sleep is very important in our lives, more than we can think at first. This is precisely why in many rooms there is an object that protects these dreams, the dream catcher. But do you really know the meaning of this Native American "Lakota" Dream Catcher?

The word "dream catcher" comes from the English dreamcatcher; however, in the language of the indigenous Ojibwe tribe, to whom this amulet is unique, it is called "asabikeshiinh", which means spider.


THE LEGEND OF THE AMERICAN DREAM CATCHER

An ancient Indian legend tells that there was a spider woman named Asibikaashi who took care of the inhabitants of the land, bending over the children's beds while weaving a spider's web capable of catching all the bad dreams between her threads and making them disappear at dawn.

As her people dispersed throughout North America, she began to have great difficulty caring for all the children. Mothers and grandmothers had to start weaving nets to trap bad dreams and nightmares, thus protecting their children.

Traditionally, the Ojibwe constructed dream catchers by tying willow sprigs around a circular ring about 9 centimeters or teardrop shaped, resulting in a spiderweb-like web made by hand from red-dyed nettle fiber.

The ancient legend of the Ojibwa Indians tells us that dreams pass through the web, filtering and sliding the good dreams through the feathers until they reach us. Bad dreams, however, get caught in the cloth and die with the first ray of daylight.

The Ojibwa began marketing the Native American Dreamcatcher in the 1960s.

In the beliefs of some tribes, there are slight differences in the way dream catchers work. For the Lakota, members of the Sioux tribe of North America, dream catchers work as follows: nightmares pass through the net while dreams get caught in the strings and slide down the feathers to the sleeping person.

The differences are minimal, as the true symbolic meaning is the same and has therefore been preserved to this day.


THE TRADITIONAL DESIGN OF THE DREAM CATCHER

The hoop, traditionally made of willow wood, represents the wheel of life; and the mesh represents the dreams, desires and illusions that we weave during sleep, in our interior and in our daily lives. At the center of the web is emptiness, the creative mind, that "great mystery" in which life is composed.

According to the tradition inherited to this day from the ancient Native American tribes, the Native American dream catcher allows us to keep pleasant dreams, as well as to protect those who own them. The dream is influenced by good and bad energies; the latter are trapped by the mesh and dissipate through the central hole with the first rays of the sun.


A NATIVE AMERICAN DREAM CATCHER IDEAL FOR DECORATING YOUR HOME

THE BLACK TO CATCH THE LIGHT

The black color of this Native American dream catcher is one of the most difficult colors to use in interior design. But it is also a color that gives elegance and a lot of personality to an environment.

Thanks to its color this dream catcher attracts a lot of light. Its tone takes away the brightness of a room. Therefore, it is often indicated to place this Native American dream catcher in very bright rooms, whether natural or artificial.

It is also perfect for minimalist environments and even in Zen style rooms, particularly associated with white. The idea is to highlight the purity created by the contrast. White and black are two necessary opposites that contrast with the harmony in the room.


A DREAM CATCHER THAT MAGNIFIES A ROOM

Because of its large size, the Native American dream catcher can decorate a room without taking up any space in the room.

It also allows to decorate a child's room in a more sophisticated way than with traditional posters.


WHERE TO HANG THIS NATIVE AMERICAN DREAM CATCHER ?

The places where the Native American dream catcher is most often placed are the bedroom, near the bed, and sometimes in front of windows or doors to catch the sunlight.



Characteristics :

Size : 86 cm
Weight : 90 grams
Color : Black