There were so many gorgeous Dream Catcher Bullet Journal Layout ideas to choose from when I created this post – I wish I could have shared them all and I think I will definitely have to do a dream catcher bujo inspiration version 2! Its a great way to give your bullet journal a boho or bohemian feel.
What is a dream catcher?
You’ve probably seen a dream catcher hanging from a tree, a porch or even in a souvenir shop and wondered about its purpose and meaning.
A dream catcher is a type of mobile made by Native Americans of the Great Plains. It is a beautiful object and is associated with an interesting legend.
The idea of the dreamcatcher originated within the Ojibwa Nation and was later adopted by other Native American Nations during the 1960’s and 1970’s. A dream catcher is a handmade object based on a hoop with a woven web of sinew strands in it that has feathers, beads and crystals attached. It is hung in the tipi or lodge. Dream catchers are often used to keep children from having nightmares and are intended to gradually dry out and fall apart as the child gets older.
The belief is that the air is filled with dreams. These dreams are full of meaning and may be either good or bad. There are different versions of the dream catcher legend and how it works. Some say that good dreams pass through the hole in the center of the web while bad dreams are caught in the web. The good dreams will flow down the feathers to the person while the bad dreams dissolve in the day light. Another version says that only good dreams can filter through the net. Yet another says that good dreams are caught in the web while bad dreams flow away through the hole in the center.
Many Native Americans still consider the dreamcatcher to be a symbol of unity and identification among the many Indian Nations and First Nations cultures. And then, I tend to agree, many other Native Americans have come to see dream catchers as an symbol of cultural appropriation, over-commercialized and offensively misappropriated and misused by non-Natives.