The image of the dreamcatcher evolved as it became known to more and more cultures, and its original meaning receded into the background. Today, dream catchers have beautiful motifs and glowing colours, and have become a popular home decoration and stylish design motif.
Dreamcatchers, which are currently very popular, were first made by the Ojibwe Indian tribe, according to legend. Legend has it that a shaman advised the mother of a child who would not stop crying to make an amulet for him - the first dreamcatcher in the form of a circle of willow wicker with a net woven in the centre, decorated with beads. Because people believed that birds brought good dreams, she was to decorate the amulet with bird feathers. The dreamcatcher was supposed to trap bad dreams within it, and the morning sun would destroy them. This is how the dream catcher as we know it today came to be.