Some Native American Indians believed that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dreamcatcher, when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dreamcatcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get tangled in the dreamcatcher and perish with the first light of the new day.
Dreamcatchers also happen to be a meditative craft that produces a thing of beauty.