Those who develop a certain fascination for Native American culture are certainly not strangers to the concept of dream catchers. These fetish objects are particularly popular among Westerners with the New Wave movement. They also come in many forms, although a traditional concept such as this pink dream catcher remains the most popular.
A pink dream catcher that stands out from the traditional lace dream catcher.
When they see a pink dream catch, the uninitiated would imagine that it is a simple decorative object. This state of mind does not really fit with the original spirit of such an object but is still quite understandable. After all, the particular aesthetics of dream catchers, and especially the ornaments, fit well with interior design perspectives.
The modern trend also tends to no longer reduce dream catchers to their original format. Many people wear them as tattoos, dream catchers bracelets, or as patterns on their clothes. Some people also allow themselves a certain amount of freedom when designing such objects. Some giant dreamcatcher can be up to 60 cm long and 180 cm wide.
Some freedom in making dream catches also betrays the original spirit of such objects. Indeed, some manufacturers do not hesitate to use metal as material for the hoop. The hoop should, however, be made of a flexible and natural material such as willow wood. Many modern dream catches are also manufactured on a production line with machines. The production of a dream catcher should, however, be handmade and unique for each model.
Today's Amerindians are very concerned about preserving the authenticity of dream catchers. They see in particular in some of these conceptual approaches a denigration of their culture. To conform to tradition, our pink dreamcatcher does not use metal for its hoops. The dimensions are also modestly set at 22 cm wide by 80 cm long.
Dream Catcher Delsin: A decorative effect optimized with pink
Pink is not a very conventional colour for a dream catcher. Most models are in black, white or a fairly neutral colour. This is the case for example of this brown-black Anoki dreamcatcher. Pink has, in this case, no particular symbolic value in the beliefs of the Amerindians. However, this colour offers more symbolism in other cultures, especially among Westerners. Pink is most often associated with little girls because it represents sweets and pretty things.
This is especially true since 'Ozalee' is a common maiden name among Native Americans. Our pink dream catcher would be a nice decorative element in a little girl's room. The meaning that can be given to this name is however not established with certainty. Some experts suggest that the name Ozalee refers to an angel in Native American culture.
However, pink is not confined to the theme of little girls, princesses and fairy worlds. Here it is the universal colour for the love of care and others. Pink also symbolizes friendship, affection, harmony, inner peace and accessibility.
Pink gemstones bring serenity, relaxation, acceptance and contentment. They neutralize disorder and reduce frustration. Pink also brings a not negligible asset to the aesthetic value of this pink dream catch. The latter would be particularly well placed in a girly or pop-coloured decor.
Pink Dream Catcher: Set over the bed for a peaceful sleep
The dream catcher would be a priori well highlighted in a space with a lot of light like a living room. However, you should not forget the primary function of dream catchers, which is to ensure the serenity of your sleep. The canvases of the dream catcher are supposed to let the good dreams go by and hold back the bad ones. The dream catcher would then be more in its place in the place where you sleep.
Still, on the question of placement, dream catchers are generally placed above the bed. Native American women used to hang them above the cradles of newborns. In your case, this pink dreamcatcher should be placed on a wall above your headboard. You can also place it flat on a piece of furniture if you don't want it to be effective.
Canvas weaving in a psychedelic pattern
Authentic Native American-made dreamcatchers are the result of ancient legends. The first one comes back to the 'spider-woman' Asibikaashi, the great protector of the Ojibwe tribe. The second is about the spider 'Iktomi', a spiritual guide who appeared in a vision of a Lakota chief.
In Ojibwe legend, the dream catcher was created by Asibikaashi to protect the tribe wherever it goes. In fact, Asibikaashi's scope of protection is limited a priori to the ancestral lands of the Ojibwe, namely Turtle Island. The Ojibwe, however, intended to venture beyond their land.
In the Lakota belief, dream catching was taught to men through the vision of an elder of this tribe. Iktomi would have manifested himself in the vision of the Lakota spiritual leader to show him how to make a dream catcher. He also taught him the concept of the circle of life at the same time.
If the origin of the dream catcher knows several versions among the Amerindians, its concept remains the same. The process followed follows the way snowshoes are made. Thus, the hoop on which the canvas is woven is made with a willow branch bent into a perfect circle. The canvas itself is made with cords made from vegetable fibres and tendons. Feathers, beads and animal bones are added as ornaments for the dream catcher. It should be noted that there are also other shapes as is the case with our light brown heart catcher model. But in all cases, the objective is always the same and the mode of operation remains the same.
Our pink dreamcatcher has the format of a classic dreamcatcher on two of these points. The three hoops are in a perfect circle even though they are not made of traditional Native American willow. This pink dreamcatcher also features a beautiful fan of pink feathers hanging from the three hoops.
The pattern of the painting is the same on the three hoops and has a certain psychedelic aspect. This is reinforced by the subtle presence of an off-white pearl that sits in the middle of the canvas. Other off-white pearls are present on the feather cords and between the three hoops. Our pink dream catch also features off-centre blue beads on the canvas of each hoop.