Atacama Turquoise and Gold Dream Catcher
Inspired by the stories of Atacama….This particular dream catcher fuses desert inspirations and touches of a turquoise sky…
*ALL DREAMCATCHERS ARRIVE IN BEAUTIFUL GIFT BOX, ALSO CONTAINING A SMALL BOOKLET ON THE STORY OF THE DREAMCATCHER AND MYSELF THE MAKER….
Ojibwa Legend & Story of the Dream catcher
Ancient legends about the history and origin of the dreamcatcher exist among several Native American tribes, but chiefly through the Ojibwe and Lakota nations. While many cultures find spiders to be creepy crawlers, the Ojibwe people found them to be a symbol of protection and comfort. According to the Ojibwa story, a mystical and maternal “Spider Woman” served as the spiritual protector for the tribe, especially for young children, kids and babies. As the Ojibwe people continued to grow and spread out across the land, The Spider Woman found it difficult to continue to protect and watch over all the members of the tribe as they migrated farther and farther away. This is why she created the first dreamcatcher. Following her example, mothers and grandmothers would recreate the maternal keepsake as a means of mystically protecting their children and families from afar.
All parts of the dreamcatcher have meaning tied to the natural world. The shape of the dreamcatcher represents the circle of life and how forces like the sun and moon travel each day and night across the sky. Natives believed the night air was filled with good and bad dreams. The legend of the Dream Catcher is that it captures the bad Spirits and filters them. Protecting us from evil and letting through only the good dreams. It is believed that each carefully woven web will catch bad spirit dreams in the web and disappear by perishing as the morning light hits the crystals.
Ring diameter: 13cm
Length of Dream catcher from top of ring to tip of center feather: 39cm