Born of the caterpillar in the chrysalis, butterflies have long been a symbol of rebirth and regeneration in many cultures. But did you know they are also the courier of dreams?
The Blackfeet held a belief that dreams are brought to us in our sleep by a butterfly. It was also custom for a Blackfoot woman to embroider the sign of a butterfly on a small piece of buckskin and tie it in her baby's hair when it's time for the little one to sleep.
She would then sing a lullaby asking the winged one to fly about and deliver sweet dreams. The soft flutter of the butterfly's wings was believed to be hypnotic and watching the gentle flight would induce slumber.
This piece was created in honor of the Blackfoot legend... a little dream imagery tucked into wings , ready to be whisked away to the land of nod.