Vintage Moroccan Wedding Blanket Handira, White
Weeks before a wedding ceremony, a very special blanket is woven for the bride, often by a female member 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 talismanic power, to bring good fortune to the marriage, fertility to the bride and to avert the evil eye.
Dimensions: 8'7" x 5'8"