What is the meaning and history behind the dreamcatcher? You've probably seen a dream catcher hanging from a tree, a porch or even in a souvenir shop and wondered about its purpose and meaning.  Originally created by American Indians, dreamcatchers today come in a variety of different sizes and styles. They usually consist of a small wooden hoop covered in a net or web of natural fibers, with meaningful sacred items like feathers and beads attached, hanging down from the bottom of the hoop. Real authentic, traditional dream catchers are handmade and crafted only from all natural materials.

Sometimes referred to as "Sacred Hoops," dreamcatchers were traditionally used as talismans to protect sleeping people, usually children, from bad dreams and nightmares. Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. When hung above the bed in a place where the morning sunlight can hit it, the dream catcher attracts and catches all sorts of dreams and thoughts into its webs. Good dreams pass through and gently slide down the feathers to comfort the sleeper below. Bad dreams, however, are caught up in its protective net and destroyed, burned up in the light of day.

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2 1/2" Blue dream catcher

A traditional dream catcher with feathers and beads. 2 1/2" x 9"..


2 1/2" Brown dream catcher

Simple dream catcher decorated with feathers and beads. These are often hung above cribs or in the w..


3 1/2 Blue dream catcher

Simple dream catcher decorated with feathers and beads. These are often hung above beds or in the wi..


4" x 6" Dream Catcher wood Box

A Native American theme of dream catcher across the lid of this beautifully stained box in brass in..


5" x 7" Dream Catcher Embossed leather w/ cord

Blank Dream Catcher leather journal, embossed tooled border edging corners, with metal latch to prot..


Crescent Moon dream catcher (set of 6)

This is a set of 6 Crescent Moon dream catchers in different colors, red, green, black, blue, white,..


Dream Catcher earrings w/ Turquoise

Styled after Native American dream catchers, these earrings have a body that resembles the tradition..