A few days ago I came back home after another macramé workshop, with my own handcrafted "dreamcatcher" - a hoop equipped with a knotted web (for nightmares being caught) and string "feathers" (for them being evaporated when the sun rises). Tradition claims that it should be handmade, especially if
Tag: folk story
Image of the wolf, even if negative, was clearly underlined marking its place in history. It showed up in lore, fairy tales, songs, paintings and even in children's play. Invariably, it was waking extreme emotions - fear or admiration, often both of them simultaneously, not allowing itself to be forgotten.
The first connotation which comes to my mind when I think about Japan is a specific contrast and balance - both such opposite as inseparable, completing each other, seemingly contrary sides. The past and the future, archaic and futuristic, tradition and technology, folklore and pop-culture - shaping Nippon same historically
Dreamcatcher as a hanging amulet appeared in one of my previous posts. I wrote then about a crafted tool which "catches nightmares into a net/web and makes them flow down the feather(s), kept there until they are gone with the dawn".
Native Americans believe(d) that handmade dreamcatchers
Gaming until dawn during a couple of hot summer days was strange but a surprisingly refreshing experience - snow everywhere, freezing winter, eight friends in the abandoned mountain park and a shadow of native America lore.
- Dreamcatcher is a simple tool - handmade willow hoop woven net/web and finished