are spiritual object related to the Native Americans
. Originally they belong to the Objiwa nation, it was adopted by other Native nations during the second half of the XX century.Basically a dreamcatcher is a loop made of willow wood, handmade and decorated with objects considered sacred by the person who is going to use it.
The purpose of a dreamcatcher is to protect the sleeper from nightmares ( bad spiritual influences that appear like bad dreams) and to gather the good dreams. The web inside the ring has a hole:the good dream passes through it while the web catches the nightmares; if a gem is placed in the center of the stone, it represent the spider. When the first light of the dawn falls upon the dreamcatcher, the bad dreams die.
The tradition tells us that the Spider Woman, Asibikaashi, protected in the beginning of the times all their children, but when the tribes were scattered all over the land, she was unable to follow them in all the directions at the same, so the mothers and grandmothers took her place, and began to wave dreamcatchers to protects their families.
Dreamcatcher designs are fascinating and you can be as original as you wish, adding personal meaning to the basic design. Feathers are important : the Owl feather represents the Mother, while the Father figure is alway represented by the Eagle feather. The Native American are conservative about the roles and their meaning, so they keep this traditions unchanged, especially they honor the Spider Woman with the 8 points of the Dreamcatcher, due that spiders have 8 legs.
As we can see, dreamcatcher are for people who wants to enhance their Native American heritage, or their feeling about the Indian traditions and roots of America. If you feel attracted by the spiritual teachings of the ancient inhabitants of America, you can feature a dreamcatcher as sign of care and pride for these roots.
If you love fantasy and spiritual realms, a dreamcatcher tattoo will be a meaningful emblem for your concerns: you want to live in a world of good dreams and let the evil ones outside.
Above all, dreamcatcher tattoos are exceptionally creative and original: feather, gems, spiders, birds, and much more can be enlaced with your basic dreamcatcher tattoo.You can use it over large regions of your body, like your back, your chest, abbs or legs. They look fantastic and suggestive, adding a touch of mystery to your appearance.