Dreamcatchers were originally woven by the grandparents for newborn children and hung above the cradleboard to give the infants peaceful, beautiful dreams.
How does a dreamcatcher work?
Good dreams are clear and know the way to the dreamer, descending through the feathers. The slightest movement of the feathers indicated the passage of yet another beautiful dream. Bad dreams, however, are confused and confusing. They cannot find their way through the web and are trapped there until the sun rises and evaporates them like the morning dew.
Where is the best place to hang a dreamcatcher?
The dream catcher is hung above a sleeping area in a place where the morning light can hit it. The nature of the Dream Catcher will attract all sorts of dreams to its webs. When bad dreams come, they do not know the way through the web and get caught in the webbing where the first light of day causes them to melt away and perish. The good dreams knowing the way go through the centre of the web and slide down the feather to the sleeper below.