Collection: Handira, Wedding Blankets

Moroccan wedding blankets (Handira) are made of sheep’s wool, cotton and linen by Berber women in the Middle Atlas mountains of Northern Morocco.

Berber wedding blankets are woven in anticipation of - you guessed it - a wedding, by the bride’s female relatives. It can take many hours, even weeks, of work to attach those hundreds of mirrored sequins once the weaving is complete; it is thought that during this collaborative task, the bride’s relatives teach her all about the birds and the bees, among other marital duties and expectations.
After the wedding ceremony, the bride wears the blanket tied around her neck as a kind of cape. It might be associated with her trip to her new marital home.

For Berbers, objects and visual motifs contain myriad meanings and purposes. The process of hand-weaving, itself, when undertaken mindfully, is thought to endow the textile with baraka, or blessings. When complete, the wedding blanket serves not only as warmth and decoration for the bride, but also to ward off evil and to bestow fertility and good luck upon the newlyweds.

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  • Handria, Moroccan Wedding Blanket 4ft 11in x 8ft 8in
    Handria, Moroccan Wedding Blanket 4ft 11in x 8ft 8in
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    $380.00
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  • Handria, Moroccan Wedding Blanket 5ft 3in x 8ft 11in
    Handria, Moroccan Wedding Blanket 5ft 3in x 8ft 11in
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    $490.00
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  • The Best Wedding Blanket Ever! / 3ft 5in x 5ft 7in
    The Best Wedding Blanket Ever! / 3ft 5in x 5ft 7in
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    $380.00
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