As featured in our Destination Spearfish book!
Release Date: March 20, 2016 | Dimensions: 3.5″ W x 15″ H x .5″ D | Product Type: Handmade, woven craft | Material(s): local vine, local sage smudge, twine, wood beads, local rose quartz, local bird feathers | Item Model Number: TRDC008 | Recommended Age: 3 Years and Older (with supervision) | Origin: Made in the USA | Weight: 1.0 lbs | Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S. | International Shipping: Item can be shipped outside the U.S., quote may be adjusted based on package weight (email notice provided in these cases) | Delivery Method: USPS Flat Rate Shipping (domestic), USPS First-Class Package International Service (outside the U.S.)
About the Product
Since before the United States was a nation, dream catchers were fashioned by Native American peoples to ward off nightmares and promote pleasant dreams. They hang over beds and in windows. They come in many shapes. The webbing, which is meant to mimic a spider trap, also varies in design. The dream catcher here is nicknamed “Sami Rae,” after the artisan who used multiple local finds from the Black Hills region to make this special gift. Sami is pictured below with the product. It’s small in size, with a single web, in shades of brown, black, and rose quartz. It comes with a bonus sage smudge with instructions. Its design originates with the legend of Iktomi, popular Lakota (Sioux) Indian tale in the Black Hills of South Dakota (USA). It was woven by an artisan who’s not unlike Eyota, whom Raisa and companions meet in Destination Spearfish. With your purchase here, you support an ancient artform and those who practice it. Just like Raisa receives a dream catcher at the end of the excursion book, so too can the special child in your life!
Dream catchers are produced by weavers and decorators in the North American nation of USA and on sovereign Native American reservations. They are generally fabricated from natural materials found in the region. They utilize simple tools. They are finished in a variety of ways, often with seeds, beads, stones, leather, and bird feathers. Under reasonable care, these dream catchers are heirloom quality and can be handed down from generation to generation. Commissioned or purchased fair trade. Resold responsibly.
Care and Cleaning:
Wipe clean with a moist cloth, with or without using hand soap. Do not use rinse. Do not use brushes or any other abrasive surface to clean as this can damage the twine, velvet, and feathers.
This is a one of a kind, handmade item. No two will be exactly alike. We consider this a final sale, and you trust and accept the craftsmanship “as is.”