Welcome to Mystical Mayhem Clothing’s range of hippy handmade dreamcatchers. Each and every single dream catcher that we sell has been 100% made by hand. When we say 100% we mean 100%. No machines or magic knitting tables here!
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These wonderful dream catchers are made by a team of 12 ladies. These ladies are mostly semi retired now and enjoy sitting and weaving dream catchers whilst watching the world go by. They work from their own homes in Bali Indonesia because this way they can just make the dream catchers as and when they have time around there busy family life. Although they have numbers that they have been requested to make there is no pressure. This is why the ladies enjoy it so much and the reason that each and every one looks amazing as have been made with great care. As long as the ladies are happy then Mystical Mayhem Hippy Clothing are happy.
The whole point of a dreamcatcher is in the name, it was designed to catch bad dreams. Legends tell that they were originally designed for children to help them with bad dreams. The bad dreams that were caught in the dream catcher would then disappear when the sun came up.
The Dream catcher, when hung moves freely in the air and catches the dreams as they float by. The good dreams know the way and slip through the webbing and slide down off the soft feathers so gently that the sleeper below sometimes hardly knows he is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get entangled in the webbing and perish in the first light of day.
Our dreamcatchers are made from several different materials including cotton, wicker and suede. Each dreamcatcher is also decorated with feathers and beads. Please see the description of each dreamcatcher for material it is made from.
All of our Dreamcatchers are handmade in Bali Indonesia and are part of our hippie clothing range.
Traditional Native American Dreamcatchers
In Native American culture, a dreamcatcher ( otherwise called a “dream catch”) is a handcrafted article dependent on a willow hoop, on which is woven a loose net or web. The dreamcatcher is then designed with individual and sacred things, for example, plumes and dabs or whatever materials had importance to the particular individual or family it was being made for. Often beads added to the finished item were hand carved and feathers collected also by hand.
Traditionally, the Ojibwa clans would develop dreamcatchers by tying ligament strands in a web around a little round or tear-molded casing of willow. The finished “dream-catcher” was hung over the bed so when the individual was sleeping the dreamcatcher would provide a shield against nightmares. The belief is that the bad dreams are transformed or diverted away from the sleeping person and instead happy dreams and visualised in their place, thus for the person receives a better nights sleep.