Mexican Dream Catchers Hand Made Folk Art Yucatan Collectible Decorative # 11
Beautiful Hanging Dream Catchers from Yucatan, Mexico.
7 1/4" tall.
Feathers are 5 1/2" and 4" long.
All materials are local such as sea shells, wood, vines, hammock string and dried seeds.
As you drive over the three speed bumps that mark this small Mayan village 23 kms from Tulum, you are only see a very small portion of Francisco Uh May. If you visit the Coba Ruins just to the west of Tulum, you will drive through this Mayan pueblo located on the Coba Road.
All of a sudden, you begin to see hundreds of colorful dream catchers with sizes varying from 4" to 6 feet across,
Hanging in small shops conveniently located on the Coba Road for visitors passing through.
All the family contributes to making these lovely dream catchers. Firstly, the father/son hunt the ocellated turkey (found only in the Yucatan, Belize and Guatemala).
The turkey is used for food and the feathers are used to make these wonderful dream catchers.
While the dream catcher is not part of the Mexican tradition, the artisans respect and appreciate the history and philosophy behind the dream catcher.
Note: colors are sometimes darker than in the photos.