Friday, August 3, 2012

Inspiration for our Spring '12 Collection - Dream Catcher

I love the whimsy of Dreamcatchers – which are having something of a resurgence. They originated with the Ojibwa Nation, although during the 1960s and ’70s they were adopted by the Pan-Indian Movement and became a symbol of unity of Native Americans for many different nations.

There are different explanations as to how these web-like creations, with dangling feathers and beads, are meant to work. They are intended as a charm to protect children from nightmares; some say the bad dreams are caught in the web, while others say that bad dreams pass through the holes in the web and head out the window. Either way, this leaves the good dreams behind to slide down the feathers to the slumbering child.

Of course, today they have been adopted by non-Native Americans also, and have become a whimsical creation for today’s children.
Dream on…

Dream Catchers in the top two corners were made by the talented Rachael Rice

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