Meet the maker: Swati & Tina – Hozho

It’s not every day that you get bitten by the ‘creative keeda, but when you do, it possesses you and transforms your entire being. Meet Swati and Tina from Pune, two friends who met in the quest of creativity and ended up starting Hózhó, dreamcatchers that tell a story.

It’s not every day that you get bitten by the ‘creative keeda, but when you do, it possesses you and transforms your entire being. Meet Swati and Tina from Pune, two friends who met in the quest of creativity and ended up starting Hózhó, dreamcatchers that tell a story.

Team Hózhó: Swati & Tina

Swati and Tina, both worked at a pre school and were involved in a lot of creative activities. There ,while teaching about Native American history, they came across the concept of dreamcatchers, hand woven objects that filter out bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter the mind. Fascinated by the idea, they ended up creating one with the children. Further intrigued by the concept, they attended a workshop on weaving a dreamcatcher and that’s when they realised that they had found their dream venture and thus Hózhó was born.

Hózhó creates beautiful dreamcatchers that suit various personalities. The colours, the charms and even the tiny beads they use are sourced from all corners of the world and all have some significance. Each dreamcatcher comes with a story that is both fascinating and soothing to the soul! While experimenting with colours and weaving techniques, they thought of incorporating charms in a dream catcher, giving it a spiritual twist! The charm not only sits pretty but has great significance. Your dream catcher not only keeps nightmares at bay but also passes on the qualities of the charm bringing balance, order, harmony and beauty to your life.

Borrowing from colour therapy while weaving the dream catcher, the spiritually inclined Tina and Swati pass on their positive vibes to the dreamcatchers they make. The end product is not just an object, but a piece of their heart that reflects their passion for creativity.

Always innovating, they have incorporated dreamcatchers into various accessories like pendants, earrings, keychains ,bag charms with tiny dream catchers. The intention is to expand their product range and reach out to a greater audience.With workshops in the pipeline, they hope to spread the art of dream catcher weaving. Tina and Swati believe in giving back to the society and will be training women from the lower strata of the society to help them in their journey!

Hózhó literally means balance, order, harmony, beauty, ideal, goodness, symmetry, health, happiness,satisfying, perfection, wholeness, blessedness and is an all in one holistic dynamic concept and process! Swati and Tina found their Hózhó in creating these beautiful dreamcatchers.

So.. go ahead.. find your Hózhó in one of their beautifully handcrafted dreamcatchers on the Hozho Shop on Engrave.

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Sonam Gupta

Sonam is the lead curator of Engrave. She has been responsible for onboarding makers on to the platform with a special focus on the Bath & Beauty category. No wonder she has the cleanest desk at work. Outside of work, Sonam also helps her sister run the Arts In Motion Dance Studio.

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