Monday, August 8, 2011

Moroccan Wedding Blanket

Also known as handira, these blankets are made by the female relatives of the Moroccan bride as a part of the Berber tradition (following her wedding ceremony), in which she ties the blanket around her head like a sort of cape. These wedding blankets are simply gorgeous, and take a long time to make. Morocco is one of those places I dream of visiting, they have such a beautiful culture. As you may already know I'm a little obsessed with their architecture and textiles, but it's easy to see why.