hum100_project_1_artifact_chart (1) Final draft.docx - HUM 100 Project 1 Artifact Chart Although you will work on various assignments throughout the

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HUM 100 Project 1 Artifact Chart Although you will work on various assignments throughout the course to support you in completing this assignment, this project is not due until Week 6. Artifact What is your chosen artifact ? Include a link to or a picture of the artifact. Ojibwe Dreamcatcher I. Describe the artifact in detail. For instance, how would you describe it to someone who could not see it? An Ojibwe Dreamcatcher is an artifact created by the native American tribe called the Ojibwe Tribe. This artifact was first documented in 1929. The dreamcatcher has a circular base which is made of willow hoops and cordage that came from plants. There are eight or seven points woven within the base of the dreamcatcher. The eight points represent the eight legs of the spider. If there were seven points within the dreamcatcher this represented the seven prophesies. In the center of the woven circle there is a feather representing fresh air. The weaving that is seen from the inner circle was meant to catch all the bad dreams. The dreamcatcher is woven in a spider- web pattern. II. Choose elements of the artifact that you believe are most important to how you experience it and explain why. For instance, what particularly catches your senses or makes you want to keep experiencing it? Does the choice of medium impact your experience? The Ojibwe Dreamcatcher is mainly experienced through one’s vision when looking at it. When looking at the dream catcher, the inner circle that catches the bad dreams can be seen with a tiny whole in it that filters the good dreams through. To impact the experience of the dreamcatcher it is to be placed above the head of where one is sleeping. When the sun hits the dreamcatcher, the bad dreams caught in the webbing begin to fade away. Any movement of the feathers within the dreamcatcher indicated pleasant dreams.
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