Vintage Moroccan Wedding Blanket / Handira Blanket No 1 - Bohemian Lifestyle
Vintage Moroccan Wedding Blanket / Handira Blanket No 1 - Bohemian Lifestyle

Vintage Moroccan Wedding Blanket / Handira Blanket No 1

Regular price £ 174.99 Sale

  • Size:  195cm x 130cm
  • 100% wool
  • Dry clean only 
  • Ethically made in Morocco

This one of a kind vintage Moroccan wedding blanket or Handira blanket as it is often called is handwoven out of sheep's wool by Berber women of the High Atlas mountains.  These stunning blankets will add a unique touch to a room.  With its combination of beige, ivory and silver sequins which catch the light, it will bring an exotic feel to your home. They can be used as a rug, wall hanging, a throw for a sofa or the perfect finishing touch to a bed.  This would also make an ideal wedding gift. 

History

These rugs are rich in tradition.  The story goes that the Berber brides handmade these blankets the night before their wedding ceremony.  After the wedding ceremony, the bride wears the blanket tied around her neck like a cape.