Microblog Mondays – Dreamcatcher

My elder one recently learnt to make a Dream Catcher from one of her friends and gifted this for her father on New Year’s day.



Isn’t it pretty ?? And she told us to hang it above the bed, nearer to the head side. It is supposed to shoo away the bad dreams.

And when I started reading about it online, it sounds all the more interesting.  Here are some from Wiki:

The Ojibwe people (the Native Americans) have an ancient legend about the origin of the dreamcatcher. Storytellers speak of the Spider Woman, known as Asibikaashi; she took care of the children and the people on the land. Eventually, the Ojibwe Nation spread to the corners of North America and it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children. So the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants. The dreamcatchers would filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our mind. Once the sun rises, all bad dreams just disappear.

Traditionally, the Ojibwe construct dreamcatchers by tying sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame of willow (in a way roughly similar to their method for making snowshoe webbing). The resulting “dream-catcher”, hung above the bed, is used as a charm to protect sleeping people, usually children, from nightmares.

The Ojibwe believe that a dreamcatcher changes a person’s dreams. According to Konrad J. Kaweczynski, “Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through… Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.” Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.

Another explanation of Lakota origin, “Nightmares pass through the holes and out of the window. The good dreams are trapped in the web, and then slide down the feathers to the sleeping person.”

After last week’s weird dream post, am hoping the dream catcher will make me get good dreams only 😀 😀




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14 Responses to Microblog Mondays – Dreamcatcher

  1. Vinitha says:

    Aww, that’s so sweet of your daughter! 🙂 Let me know if it works. 🙂

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  2. Saritha says:

    Wow that’s a lovely daughter uma. Never heard about the dreamcatcher….

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    • UmaS says:

      Sari, even I didnt knew about it, till elder one told that she’s learning to make one 🙂
      Thanks…yes, its a blessing for me to have such lovely girls 😀


  3. middlegirl54 says:

    Haven’t seen any dreamcatchers in quite a while. You’re daughter’s is quite beautiful.

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  4. wow! that’s pretty interesting. I never knew about this. Hope this works for you!

    Here is my entry to #MicroblogMondays – https://happinessandfood.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/microblogmondays-the-dilemma/

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  5. As a Canadian, dreamcatchers are all over the place up here. I personally don’t own one, but I hear good things from those who do. So yeah, if you’ve had a bad dream (or several), it certainly couldn’t hurt. Hoping it does the trick for you. This one is gorgeous.

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  6. Mel says:

    She made a beautiful dreamcatcher!

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  7. Govind says:

    It was the title that ‘caught’ my attention. It was one of books by my favourite writer Stephen King. Wouldn’t it be nice if it works and I think it will,if only for your daughter’s love.

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