The dream catcher alone is an object greatly enriched with symbolism for the Amerindians and those who share their culture. Some dream catchers, however, tend to be even richer in meaning through the addition of other symbolic elements. Our tree dream catcher is based on the same principle as the other models such as the Abequa dream catcher in fuchsia purple, because it combines the concept of the dream catcher amulet with that of the tree of life.
dream catcher tree: Magic canvas net to catch dreams
Dreams have a dominant place in established beliefs within Native American culture. In this case, they believe that dreams move freely through the air at night. They also say that it would be possible to catch these dreams with a special net called a "Dream Catcher".
The Dream Catcher is claimed in its creation by various Native American tribes. These include the Apache, Oneida, Ojibwe, Annishnabe, and Chippewa. In particular, each of these tribes firmly asserts that they were the first to receive the teaching of the dream catcher. The most popular form of the dream catcher legend, however, is that of Asibikaashi, the "spider-woman".
The story of Asibikaashi takes place at a time when the Ojibwe nation was still very powerful. All the clans of this nation were established on a territory called Turtle Island. It is said that Asibikaahi brought back the sun or "giizis" to the people of the Ojibwe Nation. It is said that Asibikaahi brought the sun or "giizi" back to the people of the Ojibwe Nation and was later given the title of Great Protector of the Ojibwe.
However, a prophecy from the Ojibwe spiritual leader changed the situation of the Ojibwe people. This prophecy said, among other things, that the Ojibwe people would have to scatter to the four corners of North America. Asibikaashi saw this as a serious complication for her role as a protector. She could not travel to the cradles of all the newborns of the tribe.
To continue protecting the Ojibwe, Asibikaashi sought help from the mothers and grandmothers of the Ojibwe people. Among other things, she asked them to make magic eight-stringed canvases similar to her own. The magic nets were made from loops of willow and sinew. Willow was specially chosen for the dream catcher because it is the tree of love among the Amerindians. The dream catcher took the shape of a circle to represent the daily movement of the sun in the sky.
Dream catchers were hung on cradles just above the heads of newborns. In this way, they could capture good dreams and bring them down to the child through the feathers. The bad dreams stayed in the net and disappeared in daylight.
Tree dream catchers are also considered good luck charms among the Native Americans. In this respect, they hold attributions similar to that of four-leaf clovers and rabbit's feet. This partly explains why you can observe dreamcatcher or dreamcatcher all around you. Some of them are used in interior decoration, jewelry, and tattoos.
Dreamcatcher in the shape of a tree: Tree of life for the connection of man with the universe.
There are different styles of dreamcatchers: dreamcatcher Sakari orange color, dreamcatcher Rainbow, dreamcatcher Anaba black and white ... But, the dreamcatcher tree has a meaning that goes back to the origins of man. The tree of life is one of the most enduring symbols in the history of mankind. Indeed, it has existed since the most ancient times. Many experts trace its origin to the biblical account of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Since that fateful day, the tree of life has been used to represent life and growth. This has to do with the physical as well as the spiritual side of both.
The meaning of the tree of life is mainly defined around six notions. These are power, wisdom, fertility, life, the cycle of life and immortality. This main meaning is also found in other cultures with some subtle variations:
- Ancient Hebrews: In the ancient Hebrew religion of Qabalah, the Tree of Life represented the connection between man and God or the Universe.Nordic Mythology:
- The Tree of Life is the link between the spirit world and the human world. The upper branches represent the heavenly spirits. The trunk represents the earthly
- kingdom of man. The roots symbolize the humble spirits of the underworld.
- Germany: The Tree of Life is designed to protect the house and offer protection.
- Egyptian: The Tree of Life is considered a sacred tree that grows near a spring where the water of life is established by the roots. A woman is often depicted in the branches to offer food and water to those in the underworld.
- China: In China, the grapefruit is known as the Tree of Life. It is believed that the spirits of the deceased live in the trees with the gods.
- India: The Tree of Life represents the relationship between God and his people. The roots of the tree represent God. The trunk represents the emergence of civilization. The leaves represent the people.
- Whether it is our Naya dream catcher or this tree catch can correspond to one or more meanings, depending on the interpretation you may have. This is, by the way, the most interesting aspect of this tree dream catcher compared to other similar models. It brings indeed by its symbolism more impact in the life of its owner.
Dream catcher tree: Aesthetics and pronounced symbolism thanks to the tree of life pattern
The dream catchers decorated with a symbol boast more powerful energy than ordinary dream catchers like the simple lace black dream catcher. This dream catcher dreamcatcher is particularly good at this point. The canvas has been woven to form the symbol of the tree of life. This conceptual choice also brings more aesthetic appeal to our tree dream catcher.
This tree dream catcher also shines with other remarkable subtleties in its concept. In particular, this model is 20 cm wide and 65 cm long, which is very impressive for a dream catcher. The feathers are quite discreet in terms of color. They are also tightened between them so as not to contrast, as the black cords hanging from the hoop. Our tree catcher would be particularly well suited in a modern decoration with a bohemian air.
What is the tree of life?
The tree of life is one of the most popular symbols, perhaps because it represents the essence of our existence and conveys strength and positivity. Before offering a tree of life let's first see what it is all about.
Do you know what the Tree of Life represents?
Few symbols have as many different meanings as this one. In general, the Tree of Life represents the cycle of life. Birth, represented by its deep roots. Our life, represented by the trunk that grows towards the sky. The branches, with their innumerable bifurcations, represent the paths that we find through life and that constantly force us to make decisions. It also generally refers to concepts such as growth (personal and spiritual), development, progress, and reincarnation.
From a religious point of view
Here we can find as many meanings as there are religions in the world, but we will discuss the most widespread.
From the point of view of religion, if we take Genesis as a reference, we will see that in the Garden of Eden, a multitude of trees flourished. Two of them stand out from the others. The Tree of Life gave 12 annual harvests, one per month, and its leaves represent the healing of the nations, so that they may be freed from corruption and other injustices.
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is the one whose fruit has been forbidden to man, testing his will and ability to discern good and evil.
If we take the Jewish religion as a reference, the Tree of Life unites man with God, from the roots of the earth where man is, to the branches that touch the sky where God is.