June02

Add a hint of mystery

  • When you look at a dream catcher all you can think is.... that it is a beautiful object!  No matter what shape, size or style they are all stunning and they all have mystery about them. What makes them unique are the details....
When you look at a dream catcher all you can think is.... that it is a beautiful object!  No matter what shape, size or style they are all stunning and they all have mystery about them. What makes them unique are the details....

In the early days, the first people to invent dream catchers were the Native American Indians. They would tie tendon threads in a web around a small circle frame and put this dream catcher in the sleeping area to protect their children from bad dreams. At that time the American Indians were using bent wood, tendon strings, natural feathers, bones and stones to create dreamcatchers. Wrapping the frame in leather was a common thing to do – so each item lasted a very long time. Native Americans then passed the dream catcher to the next generation.

Nowadays we have many choices of materials that can be used to create a dream catcher. First of all, it needs a hoop – the basis for a dreamcatcher's shape and structure. It can be made out of dried willow, plastic, metal or wood. The web inside the circle can be a natural looking ribbon or a simple string. A hint of a mystery starts with picking decorative elements. The original Native American dream catchers didn’t have many decorative features, but nowadays the beads have been woven into the web to represent different elements of life.
All types of gemstones, beads, mirror pieces, feathers, strings, lace and ribbons can be used. Just imagine, how many of them are available today! What really makes a dream catcher special is not only decorations but the uniqueness of the web. There are so many ways to make it and each one has its own meaning.

If you wish to have your own traditional design dream catcher we encourage you buy one that is made with love and care from our local villagers in Bali. With Mother Nature in mind, we make sure the item is based on a recycled plastic, cane, wood or metal hoops, using only free range feathers and natural wooden, clay , or recycled  plastic beads. This will lead to sweet dreams every night....