THE ORIGIN OF THE WALL DREAM CATCHER
The wall dream catcher is one of the instruments of the power of shamanic medicine, which originates from the American Indian tribes. The ring of the dream catcher represents the cycle of life, the network of dreams, in our soul and in our daily movements on this earth. In the middle of the net is a circular opening, the creation of the spirit - the "great uncertainty".
According to tradition, this shamanic object should help us capture good ideas and wonderful dreams while protecting their "owners". The land of dreams is surrounded by positive and negative energies. The latter are caught by the net and taken by the opening in the center with the first rays of sunlight.
THE DREAM KEEPERThe Ojibwe began selling dream catchers in the 1960s. Instead, they were criticized by other tribes who thought that commercialization would destroy the wonderful meaning of dream catchers. These tribes were not entirely wrong either, because today dream catchers are produced and sold in thousands of copies, without anyone really being aware of the magical meaning and energy development of these objects. This makes them lose their intangible value and become a purely decorative object in our daily life.
It is precisely for this reason that the trust behind dream catchers has grown considerably in recent years. And so much so that most of us hardly know the unique legend behind the old magic dream catcher...
THE LEGEND OF THE WALL DREAM CATCHERThe legend says that a spider woman named Asibikaashi used to take care of the Objiwés. The spider woman looked after all the Objiwe. She would bend over the cradles of the children while she wove a fine, but still strong, spider's web that would eliminate bad dreams, which would dissipate with the dawn of the sun.
When her people expanded to North America, she could no longer take care of all the children. Because of this, the children's mothers and grandmothers had to start spinning nets with magical details that would take away the nightmares, thus protecting their children.
Originally, the Ojibwe made the wall dream catcher from a 9 cm wide willow branch. Indian dream catchers in the shape of drops were still visible at the time.
GOOD AND BAD DREAMSThe ancient legend of the Ojibwe Indians states that good dreams pass through the net of the dreamcatcher's feathers until they reach the sleeper's mind. Nightmares are caught in the net and fly away with the first rays of the day.
But the North Africans, the Lakota of the Sioux tribe believe that a dreamcatcher works differently. In their opinion, nightmares pass through the net, while good dreams get stuck in its threads and descend through the feathers of sleeping humans.
THE BAD IS INTERCEPTED AND DESTROYED, BUT THE GOOD STAYS WITH USThere are people who have a different perception of the meaning of "dreams". They believe that they allow the search for something better, wishes or desires.
Of course, we can't say for sure if they hold bad dreams and thoughts, bad energies or bad influences. But there is somehow a feeling of peace, of being in touch with the Indian culture.
This culture has always been and will always surprise us with its thousand year old wisdom and traditions, which should be preserved with care.
A CAREFULLY SELECTED WALL DREAM CATCHERTo pay tribute to the ancient Native American tribes, we offer you this high quality wall dream catcher that respects the fundamental principles of manufacturing of their millenary ancestors.
Whether it is to soothe the restless mind of your children or simply to decorate your bedroom in an original way, our dream catchers will accompany you for many years during your nights of sleep.
- Length: 56cm
- Material: Feathers and lace
- Weight: 46g
- Autonomy: 50 hours