We have a great selection of Dream Catchers to suit all ages.  Below are a few of the Dream Catchers we have in stock, and at the bottom of the page you can find information on the history of the Dream Catcher ... hope you enjoy it.

A bright dream catcher with colourful feather.  Available in three different colours.  33cm tall and 13cm across.
A graduated size dream catcher with four drops and multi-coloured webbing with black feathers.

A large dream catcher in three assorted designs.  Approximately 40cm long and 16cm wide. 

Blue dreamcatcher with clay, feathers and nylon string.  Approximate size width 11.5 cm x 33cm length. 

Tan dreamcatcher with glass beads, shells, feathers and suede.  Approximate size width 12cm x 30cm length.

A white and black dream catcher with multi-coloured string.  Approximately 32cm in length by 13cm across.

A lovely dream catcher with hanging beads and feathers. This item was handmade in Bali and comes in two colours.  Approximately 50cm long and 13cm wide.

A dream catcher with hanging feathers and multiple types of beads.  Approximately 37cm long.

Lime Green dreamcatcher with clay, feathers and nylon string.  Approximate size width 11.5 cm x 50cm length.

Tan dreamcatcher with clay, feathers and nylon string.  Approimate size width 11.5 cm x 33cm length.

It is believed that the origin of the Native American Indian dream catcher is from the Ojibwa Chippewa tribe.  The Ojibwa would tie strands of sinew string around a frame of bent wood that was in small round or tear drop shape.  The patterns of the dream catcher would be similar to how these Native Americans tied the webbing for their snowshoes.

However a Lakota story tells of how Iktomi came and spoke to an old Lakota spiritual leader who was on a high mountain and had a vision. In his vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and searcher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider. Iktomi spoke to him in a sacred language. As he spoke, Iktomi the spider picked up the elder’s willow hoop which had feathers, horsehair, beads and offerings on it, and began to spin a web. He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life, how we begin our lives as infants, move on through childhood and on to adulthood. Finally we go to old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle.

But, Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, in each time of life there are many forces, some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But, if you listen to the bad forces, they’ll steer you in the wrong direction and may hurt you. So these forces can help, or can interfere with the harmony of Nature. While the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web.

When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the elder the web and said, the web is a perfect circle with a hole in the centre. Use the web to help your people reach their goals, making good use of their ideas, dreams and visions. If you believe in the Great Spirit, the web will filter your good ideas and the bad ones will be trapped and will not pass.

Traditionally, Native American dream catchers were only a few inches in diameter and it would be finished with a feather hanging from the webbing. Wrapping the frame in leather would be pretty common too as another finishing touch.

Natives believed the night air was filled with good and bad dreams. The legend of the Dream Catcher is that it captures the bad Spirits and filters them. Protecting us from evil and letting through only the good dreams.   It is believed that each carefully woven web will catch bad spirit dreams and they will disappear by perishing with the first light of the morning sun.  The good spirit dreams will find their way to the centre and float down the sacred feather.

Dream Catchers are believed to bless the “sleeping ones” with pleasant dreams, good luck, and harmony throughout their lives. It is how many people remember lessons in our community and get their visions.  It is also said that when you get a good night sleep you can remember when the spirit has talked to you.

Dream catchers were given to new born and or hung on an infant’s cradle board for good dreams. The larger sizes were hung in lodges, for all to have good dreams.  It is never too late to acquire a dream catcher.

This information was taken from the Dancing to Eagle Spirit Society website.