The origin of the Dream Catcher Tree of Life :
The first Tree of Life Dreamcatchers were made by the Native peoples of North America. They mixed the culture of the Amerindian dream catcher with the symbolism of the Tree of Life. Moreover, the Amerindians were not the only ones to make Tree of Life dreamcatchers: people from Northern Europe (Scandinavia) also looked into the subject.
Meaning and symbolism of the Tree of Life:
The tree of life for centuries, and in many cultures is associated with philosophy and mythology. It is also associated with love and protection. It is present in many religions, and embodies immortality: the tree loses its foliage in winter to find it in spring.
It also symbolizes the link between the earth, men and the cosmos: indeed, the roots of the tree of life represent the earth, the trunk represents humanity and the branches point to the sky and the rest of the universe.
What is a Tree of Life Dreamcatcher?
Dream catchers were created centuries ago by Native Americans. Today, dream catchers come in a wide variety of sizes and styles. They consist of a wooden hoop covered with a net or cloth of natural fibers, to which are attached objects considered sacred, such as feathers and beads, which hang from the bottom of the hoop. Here, in addition to these objects, in the center of the dream catcher is represented a tree of life, instead of the usual thread rosette.
The authentic and traditional dream catchers are handmade and made only from natural materials, their size varies between 15 cm for the smallest and more than 1 meter for the giant dream catcher. The hoop of the dream catcher is traditionally built from a branch of red willow bent.