Moroccan Wedding Blankets

March 19th, 2011 / by Paul / 3 comments / permalink

Moroccan Wedding Blanket

Moroccan Wedding Blanket

THIS JUST IN: Antique Moroccan Wedding Blankets, or handira, have been crafted in the Berber regions of northern Africa for centuries. It is a custom for prospective brides and their female relatives to sew each sequin by hand into the blankets. They are given as gifts for the matrimonial home, and are also believed to have talismanic powers that ward off the evil eye. Here’s a small selection of the ones we have at the store now.

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