Among the Ojibwa people in North America, there was such a beautiful legend. A long time ago, the local newborn babies were often frightened by demons when they were sleeping. Many babies died because of nightmares. An angel learned about this and began to save them by hand to drive away demons and make them sleep. However, with the increasing number of newborn babies, the number of newborn babies increased In addition, the angel was a little lacking in skills, so she taught the mother of the newborn to weave a dream net. As long as the dream net was hung at the head of the bed, it would stop the devil from coming in, so the dream net has been handed down.
The traditional dream catching net is to weave a circle with branches, wrap it with leather around the circle, and then use ox tendon thread to make a net in the circle. Occasionally, colored beads are worn on the tendon line, and some feathers are hung on one end of the circle with leather. There is a round hole in the middle of the net. It is said that only a good dream can pass through the hole and flow down the feather, while a nightmare will be trapped in the net and disappear with the sun on the next day.
Indians use dream net to capture beautiful dreams and let nightmares disappear with the morning sun. They believe that the night air is full of all kinds of dreams, only dream net can filter the dreams and bring them into a beautiful dreamland. When Indian children have nightmares, their parents hang a dream net on the head of their bed. Symbolically used to capture nightmares or demons in nightmares.