The meaning of dreamcatchers

dreamcatcher earrings Thais Bernardes Jewellery Photo Glauber Bassi

The dreamcatcher is a talisman that is used to protect people from nightmares and bad dreams and in the past it was also used to protect small children and, for this reason, hung above their cradles.

The dreamcatcher originated with the Ojibwe tribe, natives of America, who have always believed that 'DreamCatchers' would filter out all bad dreams and allow only good thoughts to enter the mind.

Their shape is inspired by spiders, from which the thread woven into the centre takes its inspiration. This thread connects to the circle at eight points, as a tribute to the eight legs of the spider.

Unlike other cultures, Native Americans have always regarded spiders as protectors. It is no coincidence, in fact, that in the past Native Americans believed in a mystical Spider Woman whose task was to protect and care for children and other members of the tribe.

As the tribe grew and migrated to expand further into the country, she was no longer able to protect the entire tribe. As a result, she created the dreamcatcher as a new protection for the growing tribe.

It is thanks to this tradition that later mothers and grandmothers began to recreate the dreamcatcher, evolving into a mother's memory and symbol.

The dreamcatcher over time has become a sacred symbol, embodying every mother's blessing for her children, transmitting peace and positive energy.

Despite its origins in the Americas, the dreamcatcher can be a symbol of unity between the various indigenous nations, and it was from this beautiful legend that Thais was drawn, because of the symbolism of the dreamcatcher that for her today represents the spiritual essence of nature, the web of life, teaching us that everything is interconnected.

"The dreamcatcher encourages us to pay more attention to our dreams, in nature, in our lives,' explains the designer.

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Dreamcatcher necklace Thais Bernardes Jewellery
Dreamcatcher necklace Thais Bernardes Jewellery
Thais Bernardes Jewellery dreamcatcher necklace

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