Small Dream Catcher - Indigenous Made
Traditional and authentic Native American made dream catcher features a woven willow hoop, sinew, and turquoise drop bead in the center.
Size: About 3.5-4" diameter with short leather hanging strap.
In the course of becoming popular outside the Ojibwe Nation, various types of "dreamcatchers", many of which bear little resemblance to the traditional styles, and that even incorporate materials that work against the intended purpose, are now made. Many Indigenous people have come to see these "dreamcatchers" as offensive cultural appropriation. Traditionally the protective charm originates from “Spider Woman” or Asibikaashi, who takes care of the children and the people of the land. As the Ojibwe Nation spread to the corners of Turtle Island it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children. So using willow hoops and sinew, she taught all the mothers, grandmothers, aunties and sisters to weave webs for the children.
Made by Native Works under parent organization Chief Seattle Club, a Native-led human service agency and day center in Seattle working to end Native homelessness. Proceeds go directly to providing meals, mental healthcare, drug and alcohol counseling, housing referrals, legal consultation and more to those in need within Seattle’s Native community. Native Works honors Native tradition while fostering a healthier Native future.