Dreamcatchers originated from the Ojibwe people.They are native American people.The Ojibwe people have an ancient legend about the origin of the dreamcatcher. Storyteller speak of the Spider Woman,known as Asibikaashi; she took care of the children and the people on the land. .Eventually, the Ojibwe Nation spread to the corners of North America and it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children . So the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants.The Ojibwe people believe that dreamcatcher can change`s people dream.
According to Konrad J. Kaweczynski, " Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through...Bad dreams would stay in the net , disappearing with the light of day"
Good dreams would pass through and slide down the
feathers to the sleeper.
The dreamcatchers would filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our mind. Once the sun rises, all bad dreams just disappear.