History of Moroccan Wedding Blankets


MOROCCAN WEDDING BLANKET
HANDIRA

 

Blankets are traditionally hand made by Berber women in their homes in Atlas Mountain region of Morocco, a gift bestowed to a Bride on her Wedding Day.



Blankets are hand woven from beautiful neutral cream Wool or Cotton containing fluffy texture. Accentuated with big bushy bands of fluffy Cream texture enlivened with hundreds of round mirrored sequins (Muzona) which take many hours even weeks to attach once the weaving is complete.

Stunning embroidered Kilim bands often see on the  reverse, displays the weavers skill and attention to detail. Blankets are completed with a fringe of Cotton or twisted individual delicate knotted strands of Wool. 


Handira blankets are made with love and thought to be a blessing to bestow good luck and fortune to the newlywed. Hand crafted for the Bride on her Wedding day used as a cape or blanket for the journey to the Bride's new home.