Each of the five dreamcatchers are made from tightly wrapped natural cord. Black stone beads and genuine downy feathers strung from cords add color and movement to this beautiful piece. SYMBOL : Dream catchers are an ancient spiritual tool used to protect the sleeper from bad dreams. A dreamcatcher should be hung over the place you sleep and where the morning light can hit it. All dreams will then filter through the dreamcatcher, where good dreams will glide down the feathers to the sleeper below and bad dreams will get caught in the web and be destroyed by the first beam of morning light.