Monday, 29 April 2013


Dreamcatchers are something that I have always admired from a very young age. They are effortlessly elegant and regardless of colour, design or size - always beautiful. The intricacies of the design combined with the simplicity of the concept result in something that can provide both aesthetic admiration and personal meaning to the individual.

Dreamcatchers originate from the Native American Ojibwa Tribe; believed to be protective charms, Dreamcatchers are traditionally made with Willow Hoops and decorated with items such as beads, feathers and arrow heads. The Ojibwa believed that the dreamcatcher has the ability to protect a sleeping person by changing their dreams.

'Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through... Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.' (Konrad J. Kaweczynski)

The feathers are a significant part of the design when it comes to traditions and beliefs - it is believed that the good dreams that pass through the net would slide down the feathers to the sleeping person. The design and the belief are equally elegant and gracious. Regardless of your personal beliefs or superstitions it's hard to argue that the intentions behind such a charm are anything but well meaning and comforting.

A couple of weeks ago during a conversation with my girlfriend I mentioned how I had never had a Dreamcatcher but had always wanted one. She bought me one as a gift and it now hangs pride of place in my window.
If you read my blog you won't be surprised by what will come next... I couldn't resist taking a few photographs!

Dreamcatcher. Feathers. Beads. Dreams. Photography.

Dreamcatcher. Beads. Feathers. Photography.

Dreamcatcher. Beads. Feathers. Photography.

Dreamcatcher. Beads. Feathers. Photography.


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