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Native American Lakota Indian Horseshoe Dreamcatcher with catilinite pipestone nugget
Horseshoe and Pipestone
Alan Monroe, Lakota
DC168 - $35
Authentic Native American Lakota Sage and Beaded Dreamcatchers
Two Lakota Dreamcatchers
11 1/25" beaded, 6" dia. sage
DC63 - $127

Authentic Native American Lakota  Beaded Double Dreamcatcher
Lakota Beaded

4 1/2" dia. - DC-163 - $126

Authentic Native American Lakota Sage and Beaded Dreamcatchers
Two Lakota Dreamcatchers
13" beaded, 10" dia. sage
DC69 - $185

Authentic Native American Lakota Beaded Dreamcatcher
Lakota Beaded
Pine Ridge, South Dakota
4 1/4" dia. - DC124 - $55

Lakota Spirit Horse  Dance Stick
Dreamcatcher Dance Sticks
David Hoff-Grindstone, Lakota
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Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationWhat is a Dreamcatcher?

Some consider the dreamcatcher a symbol of unity among the various Indian Nations, and a general symbol of identification with Native American or First Nations cultures.

Dreamcatchers are an authentic American Indian tradition from the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe. A dreamcatcher is a based on a hoop (traditionally of willow), on which is woven a net or web of sinew in a somewhat similar pattern to how the Ojibway tied webbing for snowshoes. A "dream-catcher" was hung in the sleeping area as a charm to protect children from nightmares. A legend holds that a dreamcatcher filters a person's dreams, letting through the good ones and trapping bad dreams in the web. Some believe that a dreamcatcher can help us remember our dreams.

Dreamcatchers are often decorated with personal and sacred items such as feathers, totems and beads. While these additions may make a dreamcatcher appealing and add to them as a work of art, it is suggested by some that such ornaments are not appropriate on dreamcatchers used for "catching dreams" as they could interfere with the spiraling motion of the web and can cause disturbing dreams.

Generally, a dreamcatcher is suspended near the place where you sleep, on the wall, or perhaps from a lampshade or bedpost.

Paula wondered: “Can I add things to my dreamcatcher?”

"When I took my large dreamcatcher home, I was immediately tempted to hook a beautiful amber seahorse on it but I didn’t want to interfere with the energy or power of Cynthia Whitehawk’s beautiful creation. So before I added anything I asked her.

"She replied: 'Oh, Seahorse or whatever you choose to add to dream catchers are actually great. A dream catcher invites those personal totems that bring one smiles, good thoughts, powerful energy . . . we are just providing a start, giving a direction to go. Healing is a very personal thing, as you well know.' ”

What is a Mandalla?

A Mandala is similar in shape to a dreamcatcher but it usually has no web. Instead, the hoop is filled with yarn, feathers, fur and usually has feathers hanging from the bottom. Mandala is something you hang for prosperity and good fortune on a door or wall inside your office, home, hogan, or tipi.

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