Sterling Silver Dreamcatcher and Hawk Feather Earrings
- Designed by Wolfwalker (Wendy Whiteman)
- 1" High (without hooks) and 3/4" Wide
- Nickel Free and Lead Free
- Hooks for Pierced Ears
- Marked 925
In Native American culture, a dreamcatcher is a handmade object based on a hoop (traditionally of willow), incorporating a loose net, and decorated with items unique to the particular dreamcatcher. There is a traditional belief that a dreamcatcher filters a person's dreams, letting through only the good ones. Dreamcatchers are an authentic American Indian tradition, from the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe. They would tie sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame--in a somewhat similar pattern to how they tied webbing for Ojibway snowshoes--and hang this "dream-catcher" as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares. The legend is that the bad dreams will get caught in the web.