The homemade dream catcher comes from the ancient culture of the North American Indians, who used it to capture nightmares and attract good dreams. Its name "Objiwa" pays tribute to the Native American tribe that, according to the most recognized legend, was the first to invent the dream catcher.
OBJIWA " HOME-MADE DREAM CATCHER : THE ORIGINS
According to Native American legends, good dreams are assured if you hang a dream catcher over your bed. In Native American culture, dreamcatchers are handmade crafts that consist of a round hoop (often made of willow wood) woven with a web of thread and decorated with beads and feathers hanging below the hoop.
Dreamcatchers originated in the Ojibwa Nation. Over time, however, they have attracted most other Native American peoples. Today, they often serve as a symbol of Native American culture in general.
Dream catchers were hung over the beds of sleeping children to protect them from bad dreams and evil spirits. Legend states that the spider web design of the homemade dream catcher would allow good dreams to pass through and slide down the feathers to reach the sleeper's spirit.
Bad dreams, however, would be caught in the web. When the first rays of morning light hit the homemade dream catcher, the bad dreams would disappear. Children sleeping under a dream catcher would thus be protected from nightmares.
Others interpret the function of the dream catcher in a different way. Some believe that bad dreams pass through the holes in the fabric and exit through the nearest window. Good dreams, on the other hand, get caught in the web and slide the beads and feathers to the sleeping child.
However, whatever the beliefs around dreamcatchers and especially this homemade dreamcatcher, their underlying meaning and symbolism remain the same. They serve a protective purpose.
Those who believe in them think they act as a filter for dreams, directing good dreams to the sleeper and sending bad dreams back.
More skeptical people use them to reassure their children and allow them a long and peaceful night.
Traditional dream catchers are made with eight points where the fabric attaches to the hoop. These eight points represent the eight legs of a spider. The spider symbolizes energy, wisdom and learning.
For some Native Americans, dream catchers have a broader meaning than just the legends associated with dreams. For these people, dreamcatchers are totems that represent good energy and help neutralize bad energy, whether you are awake or asleep!
A HOMEMADE DREAM CATCHER WITH A DIFFERENCE
Our homemade dream catcher "Objiwa" has some unique characteristics:
First of all, it is phosphorescent, allowing your child to find sleep with a light if he is afraid of the dark.
This aspect also allows him to see this dream catcher if he wants to reassure him before falling asleep.
The phosphorescence can finally be used to create a subdued atmosphere.
It is then composed of a central heart and an interior heart thus distinguishing itself from the majority of the dream catchers and being part of the closed category of the heart dream catcher.
WHERE TO HANG THIS DREAM CATCHER ?
The house dream catcher, as its name indicates, is designed to be placed inside the house. It is usually hung above the headboard.
Some people prefer to hang it on the window, in order to let the feathers of this decorative object float in the air according to the breeze.
A DREAM CATCHER TO DECORATE YOUR INTERIOR
This dream catcher being white, it allows to benefit from the benefits of this color to embellish its interior. White is a color very appreciated for its capacity to give a feeling of space and cleanliness to an environment.
Moreover, measuring 15 cm wide and 60 cm long, it allows to decorate a maximum of space without taking any space in the room.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR CHILD SLEEP WITH THIS HOME-MADE DREAM CATCHER ?
Children sometimes have difficulty to find sleep because of the nightmares they are afraid to live. And the solutions are often ineffective, costly or even dangerous.
By telling the legendary story of dream catchers and telling your child about the magical powers of this object, he will be totally reassured. His mind will be totally peaceful and he will find sleep without any anxiety. The monsters and other fantastic creatures of his dreams will disappear from those dreams under the effect that the dream catcher will provide to his brain and mind.
Material: Feathers, Polyester thread, wooden beads, ABS ring
Product Size: 15 * 60 cm