Dream catchers are nowadays adopted by people from various cultures, especially people from Western countries. This mystical tool is moreover declined in fashion objects that people wear in jewelry, tattoo, and clothes. More traditional forms such as this dream catcher Yin yang nevertheless continue to be unanimously adopted by the followers of Amerindian culture. If you are accustomed to classic models such as a dream catcher tree and nature or a dream catcher bamboo, know that the dream catcher Yin Yang is totally apart!
Protective fetishes originating from the Ojibwe tribe
Magical" props such as a Dream Catcher yin yang and Cherokee white patterns are protective fetishes, objects that are supposed to have special powers. The dream catcher is traditionally made from a hoop of a willow branch and nettle fibers. It is also embellished with various decorations such as beads and feathers.
Protective fetishes appear in many indigenous cultures. However, the dream catcher is more generally associated with the Amerindians of the great Ojibwe or Chippewa tribe. The origins of the dream catcher are notably associated with Asibikaashi, a figure from Ojibwe mythology.
The woman also known as the spider-woman was the protector of the Ojibwe people, especially children. Dream catchers served as an intermediary tool for Asibikaashi who could not otherwise protect the Ojibwe people outside their land. The dream catcher was hung above the children's beds to catch nightmares before they could cause harm.
Making in the valorization of Amerindian handicrafts
A lot of people see a dream catcher yin yang as something trendy. They are also seduced by the idea of protection that the concept of these objects is inclined to imply. Nevertheless, some controversy has developed over the years about dream catchers.
Some people believe that the use of dream catchers outside of the indigenous culture is a form of cultural appropriation. One reason for this is that non-Aboriginal people can profit from the sale of Native-inspired crafts.
Legality has also become an issue. Reve yin yang catch objects became very popular with New Age crowds in the 1970s. Some unscrupulous craftspeople then had the idea of passing off their products as authentic Native American crafts. In particular, they marketed them as creations of a particular Native American tribe. Others also found more original ideas by transforming them into dream catcher bracelets or necklaces.
In 1990, the American Congress passed the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. This established the false advertising of Native American-inspired works as an illegal practice. This includes pottery, baskets, jewelry, and various totemic items found on this Dream Catcher yin yang.
The controversy over cultural appropriation does not, however, limit the possibilities of non-Aboriginal people in an absolute way. In particular, they can appreciate and display Native American arts and crafts in their own way, as in the case of our Reve Yin Yang catch. However, the concept of the object must be approached in a way that respects Native American history and culture. In particular, dream catchers should be a beautiful way to honor the cultural richness of these indigenous peoples of America. This applies as much to the craft itself as to the artisans.
An original method for making dream catchers Yin Yang
If it is legitimate to appreciate a dream catcher catches yin yang, you should also know the basics of it. A dream catcher dream yin yang is a small hoop containing stitches of horsehair. The canvas can also be composed of sewing threads or string. The dream catcher is then decorated with all sorts of elements, especially beads and feathers.
Our yin yang dream catcher has a single frame with a canvas that reproduces the yin yang pattern. Clear white feathers are hung on the yang side of this object. As we find it on the black lace dream catcher page, black feathers with some shades of grey hang on the yin side. The cords of the feathers are decorated with beads of the same color.
Yin Yang Dream Catcher: Mastering the surrounding energies to dream peacefully
The function of a dream catcher is to offer good dreams to its owner when he sleeps at night. This is achieved by hanging the dream catcher above the place where you sleep. However, it should be pointed out that the dream catcher works according to the principle of the surrounding energies. The latter can influence your existence according to their nature which can be positive or negative.
Negative energies generate terrifying visions that hurt the person emotionally. However, some bad dreams are not necessarily horror visions. Native Americans consider that any vision that is useless in their daily lives is a bad dream. Thus, they see good dreams as visions with useful content and not as distractions.
In this model, we are far from the dark color of the purple Wakiza dream catchers. However, we find the same roles and efficiencies. In order to fulfill the function assigned to it, our dream catcher yin yang should be in a bedroom. Being relegated to a decorative object seriously reduces all its potential for action. It is up to you, however, to determine the type of use you wish to make of it. After all, many people tend to appreciate dream catchers for their great decorative potential.
Dream Catcher Yin Yang: Finding fulfillment through the complementarity of opposing forces
Being able to be represented as a dream catcher tattoo, this Dream Catcher yin yang is not quite a dream catcher model like the others. It poses indeed the association between the Amerindian belief of the dreams and the symbolism of the Chinese Yin Yang. The yin-yang has its origins in Taoism which is a mixture of religion and Chinese philosophy. The yin or dark whirlpool is associated with shadows, femininity and the hollow of a wave. Yang or light swirl represents light, passion, and growth.
The principle of Yin Yang is that two opposing entities or forces complement each other to create a whole. Yin and Yang are also the starting points for change. When a thing is complete, it is by definition unchangeable by nature. When you divide something into these two halves, yin and yang, it disrupts the balance of wholeness. Each half is in pursuit of the other in order to establish a new balance between them.