Large moroccan wedding blanket wool and cushions / Moroccan interior design / handira wedding blankets

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Large moroccan wedding blanket wool and cushions / Moroccan interior design / handira wedding blankets

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Moroccan wedding blankets Their lure is rooted in an ancient Moroccan tradition for brides of the Middle Atlas Mountains: weeks before a wedding ceremony, a very special blanket is woven for the bride, often by female members of her own family. Lamb's wool is hand spun and hand-loomed, infusing the blanket with baraka (blessings from God). Looms are treated as living things in Berber culture and command a unique reverence. Therefore, it's believed that the tremendous prayer and care taken during the weaving process instills in the blanket a sort of power, to bring good fortune to the marriage, fertility to the bride and to avert the evil eye. The loomed blanket is then embellished with thousands of flat sequin "mirrors" that are meticulously sewn by hand, one by one, in a process that may take weeks to complete. Upon completion of the blanket, the nuptials are performed and the bride is draped in her blanket as she travels to her husband's home. The blankets serve as a cape of sorts that is secured around her neck with often-elaborate ties.

These unique Moroccan luxuries have gained a cult following worldwide , with pieces in good condition often fetching princely sums of $1,000 or more. We invite you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to own an authentic, Moroccan "handira." They make beautiful bed coverlets, gorgeous wall hangings or swank rugs underfoot and are certain to bless your home with "Baraka" as well. The purchase of these blankets funds some of the most important philanthropic work that From Morocco


Dimension : 122"X73" 310X185 cm 10X6 foot

Cushion cover : 21"X21" 53X53 cm

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Wool,Cotton,sequins

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Color: Grey

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