I've been doing a little research into Dream catchers its nice to know a little back history when there's an image you like so much
There are many interpretations of the Dream catcher, I find them romantic, a part of the past which has nestled into our modern culture.
In some native american cultures, the dream catcher the inanimate form of the word for spider is a hand made willow hoop, on which is woven a net or web. The dream catcher may also include sacred items such as certain feathers or beads.
On this card I finished off by adding tiny dots to the background and lines on the feathers with the White Graphmaster Acrylic Marker it comes with a black, gold & silver in a set of 4 and are lovely fine lines.
The Dream catcher - Another form traditionally hung over cradles as protection, it originates in Ojibwe culture as
the "spider web charm" or "dream snare", a hoop with woven string or sinew meant to replicate a spider's web, used as a protective charm for infants.
Many different options as to beliefs with these fascinating hand crafted items
The circular shape of the dream catcher represents the circle of life, with no beginning and no end and how forces like the sun and moon travel each day and night across the sky.
This is significant to many native american cultures they believe that death is a part of life and that the spirit lives on. The dream catcher is woven to resemble a spider's web, and a single bead represents the spider.
The web catches the bad dreams during the night and disposes of them when the day eventually comes.
I love the background on this card, thats the great thing about Distress Oxide Inks you have fun playing and never know what your going to end up with.
These cards will be for sale in my
Etsy shop next week so If you know someone who loves these as much as I do send them my way, thank you.