There is a beautiful Ojibwe legend about a mystical-maternal Spider-Woman, the spiritual protector of the tribe. She was taking care, especially babies and children. As the Ojibwe tribe started to grow and spread out across the land, it became difficult for the Spider Woman to protect and watch over all members of the tribe as they migrated farther away. So, she created the first dreamcatcher to protect them. The Ojibwe word for dreamcatcher means "spider," referring to the web that covers the hoop. Mothers and grandmothers, following the Spider Woman's example, recreated the maternal keepsake protecting their families.
The dreamcatchers you'll find at the Village Rock Shop:
The parts of the authentic Native American dreamcatcher have a meaning related to the natural world. Traditional dreamcatchers are handmade only from natural materials. The hoops are made of a bent Red Willow branch covered in stretched sinews. Wrapping the frame in leather is also common for authentic dreamcatchers. I was amazed by the beauty of these beautiful and mysterious talismans since I was a child and I'm glad that I can share my passion for them with my customers.
Our authentic dreamcatchers can be used to:
You've probably seen dreamcatchers hanging from a tree, on a wall or on a porch. They usually consist of a small wooden hoop covered in a net of natural fibers, with meaningful sacred feathers and beads attached, hanging down from the bottom of the hoop.
Finding authentic dreamcatchers is not easy. Many dreamcatchers are for sale today. However, many of them are oversized and made of cheap materials. At Village Rock Shop we offer beautifully crafted dreamcatchers made in a variety of different materials, sizes and styles:
Dreamcatchers can be meaningful gifts for special occasions like housewarmings, baby showers, birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day, or Father's Day, or Valentine's Day.
Contact us today, and surprise your loved one with a custom-made dreamcatcher that has high-quality crystals and gemstones in its design.