This Indian-style Dream Catcher is reminiscent of those used as a talisman to help provide protection for people, whether adult, children or babies, who might suffer from bad dreams or nightmares. Native Americans originally created the dream catchers in an effort to help dreams whether good or bad, circulate properly in the air. If a dream is good, legend says it can be caught and slid down through the fluffy feathers to the person sleeping below it. Negative dreams, however, are captured in the protective net and then disposed at dawn, unable to reach the dreamer.
The overall shape of the dream catcher is circular, representing life’s circle and the way the sun and moon move each day and night across the sky. It is also called, on occasion, a sacred hoop. Hang the dream catcher on a porch, in your car, or in your bedroom near your bed.