Each dream catcher is handmade and one of a kind, never duplicated, made by Mother who was taught by my grandmother. My mothers family is Ojibwa, the oral traditions of how the dream catcher came about has been passed down for generations as has the skill of making them. It is believed a spider wove a web to keep mosquitoes from eating one of our beloved characters, Nanaboozho, while he was taking a nap. Before the web was woven Nanaboozho was having bad dreams of being eaten. The hole in the middle is believed to allow our good dreams thru while our bad dreams get caught in the web. Some of my mothers dream catchers also hold Howlite and Opalite crystals in their centers to help with dream retention and open your cosmic consciousness.