Handmade, this Mini Raku Jar features a white crackle Dreamcatcher with a colorful finish that is unique to each and every piece.
Originated in Native American cultures, specifically the Ojibwa Chippewa tribe, the Dreamcatcher has been used as a protective talisman for generations to keep those sleeping safe from harmful dreams and nightmares. Native Americans believed that the air is filled with good and bad dreams and when hung above one’s bed where the morning sun can see it, Dreamcatchers can trap all dreams into their web-like structures. The center circle of the Dreamcatcher is said to be the heart where good and bad dreams are filtered so that the good ones may trickle down the feathers to comfort those who are sleeping while the bad ones are destroyed. Dreamcatchers have a deep connection with spiders. The Ojibwa word for Dreamcatcher is asabikehiinh, meaning spider which refers to its webbed center. If a Dreamcatcher has 8 points like the specific one pictured on this jar, it is said to represent the spider-woman spoken of in Native American legends. The circular shape of a Dreamcatcher symbolizes Mother Earth and the never ending cycle of life, the Moon and the Sun.
Raku mini jars are handmade by Jeremy Diller in Tecate, CA. USA. Each product is individually hand made in Jeremy’s studio and infused with love. Each piece is hand formed and fired in an outdoor kiln to over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Molten hot, it is placed in a pit with dried brush and mesquite shavings that burst into flame. The varying conditions of the raku process assure that each piece is “one of a kind.”