My husband Jerry is from Las Cruces, New Mexico. He grew up surrounded by Latino and Native American cultures. So it’s not surprising that we have several Dream Catchers, including one that his daughter, Dacia, made for us.
The dream catcher symbolizes protection. Native Americans believe that a dream catcher can safeguard a sleeping person from bad dreams.
Native American lore says the night air is filled with both good and bad dreams. When a dream catcher is hung either near or over a bed, it can catch dreams as they flow by. Good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and sliding down the soft feathers, while bad dreams get tangled up and trapped, perishing with the first light of a new day.
A dream catcher makes an ideal gift for children, grandchildren or as a baby shower gift to protect little ones from bad dreams.
Learn to make a dream catcher, jumbo-sized or regular, in a workshop at CHAI Studio on Sunday, January 11.
Jumbo dream catcher workshop: 11 a.m., costs $75
Regular dream catcher workshop : 2 p.m., $25
To register: call, visit or email CHAI Studio: (808) 536-4543 or visit shop.chai-studio.com.
CHAI Studio is located at the far Diamond Head makai end of Ward Warehouse, across from Menchie’s.
– Paula Rath