In contemporaneity the dream-catcher is just a decor piece but the beautiful element of design originated centuries ago in the middle of Ojibwe people. Our ancestors were known to wove these design composition for functional uses into magical web-like structures that contained hoops and sinew. In the center a circle would portray the travel of giiis, the travel of the sun over the sky.
Tradition tells us that dreamcatcher were woven to act on during the night when the bawedjige, the center portal, would allow good dreams to pass through the circle while the rest would be trapped in the maze designed as a spiders web, unable to reach the middle regardless of their intensity. The first sun light in the morning that would reach the dreamcatcher was to refresh its status, disabling bad dreams beautifying the upcoming day.
Traditions, culture, memory and experience truly shape our identity; to neglect one would mean to neglect yourself and it is very important to acknowledge this. This beautiful tutorial from Homesthetics.net simply guides to the basics and brings you further to a moment that might anchor you into reality whilst serving you as a guardian in you dreams, as a protector.
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