Dream catchers originated in the Amerindian culture and then became popular in Western countries. They gained popularity as a spiritual tool in the New Age movement, but also as an interior decoration item. Our stone dream catcher plays notably on the ground of a magical and decorative object with its design of great originality.
A dream catcher stone to enhance the value of natural materials and craftsmanship.
The stone dream catchers, although different from the traditional tree dream catcher model, come from Ojibwe Native Americans who today live mainly in Canada and the United States. The Ojibwe myth about the creation of the dream catcher refers to Absibikaashi, the spider woman. This legend dates back to a time when the entire Ojibwe people still lived on Turtle Island. Asibikaashi was particularly concerned about all the children of this tribe.
Over time, the Ojibwe scattered to the four corners of the country. Asibikaashi found it difficult to visit all the children at bedtime to protect them from evil spirits. To help her in her task, Ojibwe mothers and grandmothers made dream catchers. These would have a protective effect equivalent to that of Asibikaashi. These magical canvases can catch the spirits that hide around the child at night.
The dream catchers were intended to trap all the evil spirits that came in the form of nightmares. The dream catcher was hung over a cradle or bed to keep the child safe at night. The slow, serene movements of the feathers also tended to soothe babies so that they could fall asleep much more easily.
The Ojibwe Native Americans made authentic dream catchers from red willow wood. They also used real leather to cover the hoop. The canvas was woven inside the dream catcher with plant or sinew threads. This know-how is not totally lost in today's setting. Our stone catcher does not skimp on real leather in its concept.
Authentic design of stone Native American dreamcatchers.
Originally created by American Indians, dreamcatchers are now available in a variety of sizes and styles. First, there are the traditional sizes such as this stone dreamcatcher. There are also tattoos, jewelry, decorations, and dreamcatchers clothing.
For a dreamcatcher as such, it is usually a small wooden hoop covered with a net. The cover can also be made of natural fiber cloth. Coloured or natural bamboo dreamcatcher, wooden dreamcatcher... the dreamcatcher can be decorated with various objects with a sacred symbol. These include feathers and beads hanging by several cords below the hoop. On our stone dream catcher, blue and feathers hang from the hoop by leather cords.
The authentic traditional dream catchers are handmade with natural materials. They also measure only a few centimeters in diameter. Our stone dream catcher is only 13 cm wide and 40 cm long. Also, the frames of classic models often consist of a curved branch of red willow covered with stretched tendons. They are also covered with leather over the entire frame for a better finish.
Dream Catcher stone: A cultural recognition through the New-Age movement
During the 1960s and 1970s, the New Age movement adopted many Native American traditions. They took the ideas and copied the elements, wanting to be reborn in Native American belief and culture. They really wanted the world to know and recognize this deep and extraordinary culture. Today, dreamcatchers are known and used in many countries around the world.
Also, people now make their own variations of dreamcatchers using different types of materials and equipment. Some models are still rooted in tradition like this stone dreamcatcher. Others depart more significantly from the original concepts. However, alternative concepts and authentic models come together in the same frame of mind. These include the affection for dream catchers and the cultural value they express.
Optimize the effects with the addition of a magic stone in the dream catcher
Our stone catcher is to be placed in a bedroom. Certainly, it has a different style than the most extravagant models, like this pink Ozalee dreamcatcher, but it attracts dreams in their web during the night. Nightmares get trapped inside the canvas. The good dreams pass by and glide over the feathers to reach the sleeping person. When morning comes and the dream catcher is exposed to the light, the bad dreams dissolve and disappear. They are in no way able to survive the daylight.
When a person wakes up, they feel refreshed after a pleasant and peaceful sleep. Models like the stone catcher only work normally if they are near a bed. However, it is quite common to find smaller dreamcatchers in cars. In this case, it is more a decoration than anything else. Many people buy dream catches because they are pretty and not because they have a mystical value.
Dream catchers are supposed to be placed in an area where they receive exposure to the morning light. This way they can dissolve all negative energy and banish the bad dreams trapped inside them. However, if you still have bad dreams, you can try to take it out and shake it off. You can also stain it with a sage stick.
You can also add a magic stone to your dream catcher to better capture bad dreams. The stones and beads placed on a dreamcatcher symbolize the earth and its ability to keep you down. The color and properties of the stones have significant value in how they affect your dreams and sleep.
Depending on the metaphysical properties of a stone, you can customize the dreamcatcher to meet specific needs. For example, amethyst is a popular stone for increasing dream activity. Similarly, lepidolite and chrysoprase reduce sleep disorders by calming the mind and relieving recurring nightmares. This stone dream catcher is already protected by a turquoise blue stone in the center of its canvas.