Interview with Ekakshra Jain: Dream Catcher Studio Owner
Dream catchers are made of web patterns with threads, beads, feathers. The main reason to put it is to purify negativity through the mandala and give you a very pure and soothing feeling through the feathers.
With this view, our Bee-of-the-Week, Ekakshra Jain -founder of Pitara India, started making dream catchers. In a quiet, dreamy little corner, she weaves and sells dream catchers of varied shapes, sizes and colours. Dream Catchers in every imaginable colour combination hang from the walls of her studio. Team KittyBee chanced upon to meet and interview this energetic, bubbly girl.
Tell us about yourself and what you do?
Hi, I am Ekakshra Jain and I make dream catchers and sell them in my studio named Pitara India.
What sparked your interest in dream catchers?
I wanted a customized dream catcher for myself but no matter how brilliant they looked, they didn’t seem to satisfy my interest. This one time when I was in Manali, the place caught my interest, and I learnt how to make one from scratch.
One thing that you admire the most about your job?
Expressions- expressing yourself by making the dream catcher. I think is a very good opportunity that I have got. Playing with pattern and colours is one of the best things about my job.
What advice would you give to people when they shop for dream-catchers?
Don’t take it as a piece of decoration or treat it as a feng shui. But believe in the concept of dream catcher.
How effective are Dream Catchers?
The concept of dream catcher is from Native American culture. The belief is, you get away from bad dreams and if you believe in them, you actually get rid of bad dreams. I come across people who say I have got so many dream catchers but I couldn’t get away with bad dreams. But that’s not how it works, it is supposed to be gifted to you so that you can get away from the negativity.
Where to place dream catchers?
I would say don’t put your dream catchers just next to your beds. You can put it through windows or near your place where the air is passing so that it can purify the area and the aura around it.
How did you come up with the name Pitara India?
The way the name came up is a funny story. I was sitting with my father and I said that I want to open something with creating dream catchers and jewellery. He remarked that it’s similar to a ‘Jhola’. Since it’s full of different things you can call it Pitara. And I wanted it to represent my country as well, so that’s why I named it “Pitara India”.
What are your plans and dreams for the future?
For now Pitara India is a very small company but I really see it growing in India. I want it to grow worldwide because the concept all together is very different. You don’t get a lot of people doing it and putting effort into it.
A message you would like to convey to all the women out there.
I would like to tell all the women out there that “DON’T KILL YOUR PASSION, LET IT GROW, FIGHT FOR IT, WORK HARD ON IT AND CATCH YOUR DREAMS AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.”
Do you know about KittyBee? Share your views.
The concept of KittyBee is very nice as they are celebrating womanhood and how they are bringing together all the entrepreneurs and appreciating their hard work individually. It’s just beautiful!
It’s finally time to keep the negative thoughts at bay and hang these, beautiful and vibrant Dream Catchers in your rooms for love, peace and joy.
Want to know how these beauties are made? Stay tuned with us for a DIY video of dream catchers by Ekakshra Jain.