44cm long, 15cm wide (17inch long, 6.5inch wide)
In Native American culture, dreamcatchers are handmade crafts that consist of a round hoop woven with a loose web of yarn and decorated with beads and feathers hanging below the hoop. Dream catchers were hung above the beds of sleeping children to protect them from bad dreams and evil spirits. Legends held that the spider web design of the dream catcher would allow good dreams to pass through and float down the hanging beads and feathers to sleeping children, and the bad dreams would be caught in the web. As the first rays of the morning light hit the dream catcher, the bad dreams would disappear. Children sleeping under a dream catcher would thus be protected from nightmares.