Dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwa. Traditionally dreamcatchers hung above the bed, used as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares. The Ojibwa peoples believe that only good dreams would be allowed to filter through…. Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day. Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.
During the Pan-Indian Movement of the 1960’s & 1970’s they were adopted by Native Americans of all Nations. Today dreamcatchers are made into a variety of beautiful jewelry – from necklaces to earrings to bracelets.