Reimagined Components: Vintage Sterling silver hoop and turquoise dreamcatcher earrings!
There was a time in Anishinabe history when the people were being tormented by nightmares. The elders and “medicine people” all tried to solve this problem on their own, but not a one made progress against the dreams; so a council was called. During this council, one elder had a vision of a spider’s web in a hoop with a feather & bead attached that would catch the bad dreams while letting good dreams pass through. The elders went to work fashioning dream catchers in the manner prescribed by the vision & when the people started using them, the bad dreams went away.- Anishinabe as remembered by WayaGola
For thousands of years, turquoise has been prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility, and immortality. In many Native American cultures, it represents the great spirit in the sky and is often referred to as the Sky Stone. It’s believed that if a crack forms in the stone, it has taken the injury for its wearer.
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