Small Dreamcatcher Earrings
These dream catcher earrings are 1 ½" long and about 2/3" in circumference. Using sinew, the hoop is intricately wrapped using a "single loop" style. Each earring web holds a piece of Kingman Turquoise.
Dream Catcher - In many Native American tribes, a dream catcher is a handmade hoop woven to a web or literally, a net. They are traditionally suspended on cradles as a form of armor and protection. Dream catchers can be traced back to the Ojibwes. The Ojibwe tribe is responsible for the creation of the spiritual item and their inspiration originates from spiders, which is why the woven thread in the center of the dream catcher resembles a spider web. The mystical Asibaikaashi (Spider Woman) job was to protect and take care of children as well as other members of the tribe. As the tribe grew and migrated to expand farther around the country, she was no longer capable of protecting the entire tribe. As a result, she created the dream catcher as a way of protecting the growing tribe. Dream catchers became widely adopted by Native Americans in the 1960s and 1970s as a result of the Pan-Indian movement.