Dream catchers were hung above the beds of sleeping children to protect them from bad dreams and evil spirits.
Legends held that the spider web design of the dream catcher would allow good dreams to pass through and float down the hanging beads and feathers to sleeping children.
Bad dreams, however, would be caught in the web.
As the first rays of the morning light hit the dream catcher, the bad dreams would disappear.
Children sleeping under a dream catcher would thus be protected from nightmares.
This purple dream catchers are made with points where the web attaches to the hoop. These points represent the legs of a spider.
The spider symbolises energy, wisdom and learning.
Purple is the colour for royalty or important people.
This purple dreamcatcher is a great gift for the special or important person in your life.
Dream catchers have a broader meaning than just the legends related to dreams.
They are totems that represent good energy and help to neutralise bad energy, whether you're awake or asleep!