July 29, 2014
Moroccan Wedding Blanket
Handira, also known as Moroccan wedding blankets, are exotic, handcrafted creamy and sequined textiles whose origins go back to the first inhabitants of the Northern coast of Africa known as Berbers. Having become a fashion icon these days these blankets are woven out of sheep's wool, cotton and linen by Berber women in the Middle Atlas mountains of Northern Morocco in the anticipation of a wedding, being worn after the ceremony by the bride, tied around her neck as a kind of cape. For us, they are the ideal for a touch of bedside glamour or decorative tapestry; very versatile they can be used as bedspreads, wall hangings, sofa throws or rugs. They add lot of interest to a space and are actually a work of art. I have fallen in love with them!