Moon Dream Catcher
Moon Dream Catcher
Moon Dream Catcher
Moon Dream Catcher
Moon Dream Catcher
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Moon Dream Catcher

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We have all seen dream catchers hanging from a porch or a tree or even in a souvenir shop, but have we ever wondered about is origin and history?

Dream catchers were originally created by the American Indians. But some believe that they have originated from the Ojibwa Chippewa tribe. According to some researchers, dreamcatchers were passed on from the Ojibwe through trade and intermarriage. In the Ojibwe language, 'dreamcatcher' means 'spider'. This spider could refer to the web which is woven over the hoop. The web patterns of a dreamcatcher is similar to snowshoes made by the Ojibwe people. Even Lakota nations along with the Ojibwe and Native American tribes, have shown the existence of dream catchers in their cultures. Spider as a symbolism of comfort was first used by these people contradictory to what the world believes them to be: creepy crawlers.

According to a famous story from the Ojibwe tribe, it was believed that a mysterious 'Spider Woman' acted as the spiritual protector of their tribe, especially for the young children and new born babies. As the tribe grew and flourished, the woman found it difficult to protect and watch over all the members. She then created the dreamcatcher following which, many mothers and grandmothers recreated the hanging to mystically protect their own children.

Today they come in a many different colors and types. A typical dream catcher is made of a small wooden hoop in the centre covered in a web or net made of natural fibers and some meaningful and symbolic items like beads, feathers and shells are attached to the bottom of the hoop.

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