The dream catcher was invented by the Objibwe tribe over 1000 years ago. The exactly person who formed it is unknown but according to legend it was the chief who saw the vision in the flames to protect his tribe and thus the legend and purpose of the dream catcher was born.
How were they made
Dream catchers were always made by hand and it was ordered that every single tribes person would sleep with one. There was no cost to each person as the economy of the tribe was still hunter gather and pretty much every woman would make one for each member of their family with natural good from surrounding woodlands.
How are they made today
Now millions of dream catchers are made every year and still growing in volume each month. The demand is huge and today most of them are mass produced cheaply in China. However there still are many people making amazing hand made dream catchers.