A unique and unusual style of the Indian Dream Catcher, this 3D work of art is made by a member of the Northern Cheyene tribe, Jennifer Bixby. It is created with rings and colorful beads to form a tipi in the center. The rings are wrapped in tan leather, with leather thongs hanging from the bottom. There are also dangles made from silver cones and horse hair, along with feathers. This is an excellent crafted Dream Catcher, and quite eye-catching. A treasure to own or give as a gift!
The teepee at the center represents the Northern Plains people, their home. The buffalo bone beads and deer hide represent the animal that sacrificed itself and its family to the people, for their survival. The feathers represent the connection to Ma'heo, God. The beads and stones represent the earth, our mother.
Like a spider spins a web for life, a Dream Catcher is handcrafted with prayer and good thoughts. Legend says that bad spirit dreams will get caught in the web and held fast and then disappear as the dew evaporates in the morning. However, the good spirit dreams and visions will find their way to the center spirit hole and will float down the sacred spirit feathers to bless the sleeping one with trouble free dreams.