You've probably seen a dreamcatcher in a giftshop and wondered about its purpose and meaning. Originally created by American Indians, dreamcatchers come in a variety of different sizes and styles, but usually consist of a small wooden hoop covered in a net of meaningful sacred items such as feathers and beads hanging down from the bottom of the hoop.
The shape of the dreamcatcher is a circle because it represents the circle of life. The dreamcatcher web is believed to catch bad dreams during night and dispose of them when the sun rises. As for the good dreams, the feathers act as a fluffy, pillow-like ladder allowing them to gently descend upon the sleeping person undisturbed. Now, you can see why people like them so much!
The Dreamcatcher collection from Azuni London was inspired by this symbolish and is hand crafted by indigenous native Americans. The hand-beaded pieces are lovingly woven from colourful glass seed beads and crystals. With beautiful colour combinations and patternation, fusing present and past, the pieces are perfect for adding a splash of colour to an outfit, or giving your look a boho vibe during festival season!
You can view the entire Dreamcatcher collection here. In the meantime, here are some of our picks: