Dream Catcher/Mandala with Pansy Beadwork
Outer hoop: 6 inch diameter
Over all length: 15 inches
Beadwork: 4.5 inch diameter
Streamers: lace, nylon ribbon, strung beads
1 in stock
The Native American Dream Catcher is traditionally made to encourage peaceful sleep. Native Americans believe that the night air is full of dreams. The good dreams catch in the web, traditionally woven from nettle fibers, and slide down the feathers toward the person sleeping below. The bad dreams get caught in the web and are destroyed by the first rays of the sun.
The Pansy is a delicate, thoughtful flower. It’s face-like blooms were first cultivated in England in the 1830’s. The flowers have been hybridized to bloom in every imaginable color including red, yellow, gold, orange, white and black. The name “Pansy” comes from the French word “pensee” meaning thought. When a bouquet of pansies is presented, the giver is saying to his beloved “is all the lover can think about”.
I was inspired by the traditional dream catcher/mandalas when I created this art piece. Although I did not intend it to serve as a dream catcher, I did include ribbons which can be adorned with feathers and other items of your own choosing.
This piece is a One-of-a-kind, hand made piece of artwork. It was created over many hours of meditation and prayer. It will not be duplicated.
|Dimensions||9 x 9 x 2 in|