Dreamcatchers are handmade objects constructed with a hoop that is weaved in a net and are often decorated with beads and feathers. The origins are traced to the Ojibwe nation, a Native American tribe. The cultural significance lies behind the story of Asibaikaashi, the Spider Woman in Native American folklore and the protector of infants and adults. In order to help her, many Ojibwe women started weaving dreamcatchers to put on top of children's beds to catch bad dreams and let good ones pass through. Even though dreamcatchers can be respectfully enjoyed by everyone, it is advised that they are bought directly from Native Americans, especially the Ojibwe tribe.


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