What is a Dreamcatcher ?
First DreamCatchers were created by the Native Americans with little pieces of willow. Around this wooden circle, they have woven a canvas by hand with a small hole in the center. Sometimes decorated with wooden beads, ribbons, feathers or tassels, they were often hung above the cradle of the babies to provide protection and goodwill during their sleep 💤
Where do Dream catchers come from ?
The dream catcher comes from the American Indian culture and comes from several legends born in different tribes. Specifically, the very first Dreamcatchers are associated with the Ojibwe people, an indigenous people spread between the United States 🇺🇸 and Canada. 🇨🇦
According to legends, the families of the tribe were protected by a spider woman who answered to the name of "Asibikaashi". 🕷️ Considered a protective goddess, she wove webs where the tribe resided to protect them from evil spirits during their sleep.
Over time, the tribe grew and the spider woman was no longer able to protect all the families. As a result, she asked the women of the tribe to make the spider's web out of cloth and hang it on a wooden ring. 🕸️ The first dream catchers that were made were hung over the beds of newborns and young children to protect them. This is how the dreamcatcher was born. Then, It was popularized by other tribes and has crossed the years and centuries until today to become a real decorative object with strong symbolism.
Why a Macrame Dreamcatcher ?
Over the years, the dream catcher has gradually become an essential object of decoration and fashion. There is a multitude of variations of the dream catcher, whether in terms of products, shapes, colors and especially in terms of materials used. Among these materials, cotton macrame threads are perfectly suited to this type of creation. Moreover, macrame and the bohemian spirit have values in common with the symbolism of the dream catcher, namely lightness, freedom and well-being.
Feathers are also a central element of the dream catcher.Symbol of love, goodness and wisdom, the feathers of the dream catcher appeal above all for their inspiring design, calm and lightness. In macrame, the feather occupies a prominent place, it is found on many creations such as wall hangings, or jewelry in macrame. The association of the macrame feather and the dreamcatcher seems obvious, which is why the macrame dream catcher has become increasingly popular in recent years.
A macramé dream catcher is basically a ring of sage wood with spider web threads. However, this charming spiritual suspension immediately became a fashion effect in the world of decoration. Nowadays, the materials used have changed somewhat: Today, you can find metal or bamboo hoops, wooden beads, feathers and textiles such as cotton, rattan, wool, linen string or hemp thread.
Feathers, symbol of goodness and love, are also a more than present element on this type of interior decoration. According to the myths, they are used as a ladder to guide the dreams to the spirit of the sleeper
How to make a Macrame Dream catcher ?
Do you want to make your own Macrame Dreamcatcher ? Nothing could be easier. Start by gathering the necessary elements to make it. Like the American Natives before, you'll need a sage wood circle. If not, another type of softwood will do just fine. You can also use a metal ring (available here). You will have to cover it with string to embellish it, softening its texture and feel.
Wondering what materials to use to create your macrame dream catcher? In fact, any customization can take shape in your hands! The general aspect of the macramé dream catcher must remain light and airy, but all tastes are allowed and everything is possible.
Different types of dream catchers and their meanings
Feather Macrame 🪶
What could be more seductive than the perfect marriage between the dream catcher and the essential macrame feather. Adored for its finesse and lightness, the macramé feather will greatly contribute to create a warm, cocooning and enchanting atmosphere in your bedroom or living room. Fall for the incomparable charm of a macrame feather dream catcher.
Owl Dreamcatcher 🦉
A huge symbol of peace and wisdom, the owl and the dream catcher are a strong association. For the Native Americans, the owl represented a being that protected against evil spirits during the night. As the guardian of the night and the moon, if its feather is placed in a room, it will transmit its knowledge to the occupant while they sleep. 💤 Her feathers are often used in the composition of amulets and to increase the effects of rituals. 🪶
Moon Dream Catcher 🌙
If you are looking for a dream catcher to hang by your bed and are sensitive to the multiple protective benefits it can bring to the quality of your sleep, discover our macramé moon dream catcher. These adorable creations will give you a feeling of calm and comfort. Choose a soft and subdued light to get the most cozy result possible.
The dream catcher has become a very trendy decoration object and can be used to decorate a room as well as a living room. It is the perfect opportunity to complete your decoration in a bohemian spirit !
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