The meaning of dream catchers and the beliefs surrounding their construction originates from Native American cultures.
Believed to be a protective talisman, they were hung over the beds or cradles of small children and babies to protect them from nightmares which were believed to get caught in the web as they tried to pass through.
Presently, many also use the beauty of these hand woven dream catchers as a part of their meditation practice.
Measures 24 inches by 7.5 inches.
About The Artisans:
dZi Inc. has been working with artisans in the Tibetan exile community in India since 1990, and with Nepali artisans involved in traditional Tibetan style crafts since 1995. Their products are marketed as part of dZis Tibet Collection line.
Authentic cloth prayer flags printed on hand-carved woodblocks are specially made for dZi by The Gu-Chu-Sum (9-10-3) Movement of Tibet, established in 1991 and based in Dharamsala, India.
Gu-Chu-Sum was first organized by ex-political prisoners from the Tibetan freedom movement; monks, nuns and lay people who had escaped from Tibet due to political persecution. Its purpose is to provide employment and support to Tibetan refugees needing help in India, and to educate about human rights abuses in Tibet. You can try to visit www.gu-chu-sum.org, but the Chinese Government regularly sabotage their site!
dZis screen printed prayer flags are made by the Tibetan Nuns Projection (TNP), also based in Dharamsala, India. T
NPs mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment and education for Tibetan nuns who have fled Tibet for reasons of religious and political persecution. Visit tnp.org to learn more.
dZis Paper Prayer flags and incense are made by Tibetan Handicraft in Kathmandu Nepal, a member of Fair Trade Group Nepal and leader among the handmade paper export community.
This business supports hundreds of people in the local community through it's income generation enterprise, and runs an elementary school providing free and low cost education for local children.