The History and Use of Dreamcatchers

Dreamcatchers were once a type of handmade Native American artifact. Individuals bended willow sticks into a rough circular shape, and covered the wood with leather straps, treated to remain soft and supple. Hand woven string was then passed through the circle to create a web, or catcher. The craftsman then followed up their work by adding different mementoes that meant something to their family. Beads and feathers were the most prevalent form of decoration added to the … [Read more...]