Dream catchers are an authentic American Indian tradition, from the Chippewa tribe. Chippewa people would tie sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame--in a somewhat similar pattern to how they tied webbing for their snowshoes--and hang this "dream-catcher" as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares. Today you see them hanging in lots of places other than a child's cradle-board or nursery, like the living room or your rear-view mirror. These fancy hand crafted key chain keepsakes are crafted of quality suede leather and is decorated with soft textured pheasant feathers. These dream catcher necklaces are made using traditional knotting techniques mastered by the Chippewa tribe centuries ago. Ships in Brown and Black. These traditional native keepsakes are great for gift bags, party favors, home decoration, and perfect for gift shops.