Dreamcatchers by Kelsi Renninger

Unique and Traditional Boho Dreamcatchers

By Kelsi Renninger

In many Native American tribes, a dream catcher is a handmade willow hoop woven to a web or literally, a net. Can include feathers and beads, and they are traditionally suspended on cradles as a form of protection. Dream catchers can be traced back to the Ojibwes. Dream catchers have become adopted by other tribes, cultures and even other Nations. Becoming widely adopted by Native Americans in the 1960s and 1970s Dream catchers are considered as a symbol of wholeness among indigenous cultures.

History & Origin of the Dream Catcher

It is believed that dream catchers originated with Asibaikaashi who was known as the Spider Woman. She was a keeper of all the infants and the adults. It became a difficult task for her to take enough care of all the Ojibwe people as they started spreading geographically even to the hooks and crannies of North America.

The Ojibwe women were in charge of weaving the magical webs for the infants, by using willow hoops and sinew to weave the webs. The children were provided with charms as a medium of protection. These charms were idealized to catch any sort of harm that might be present around that place or time.

Kelsi has taken this to a unique and amazing craft into a work of art using our Hemp Cord Balls cord to make magnificent pieces of art. And a new take on the traditional dreamcatchers, protecting your home or office.

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