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Moroccan Handira Pillow, Hand woven

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Masterfully handwoven from wool in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco, Berber Handira Wedding blankets are central to the nomadic Berber culture. These gorgeous pillows are made from authentic Handira blankets, and feature carefully hand attached sequins on a lovely neutral background that suits any home decor. Features include: 

  • Handwoven from pure wool
  • Multiple textures and hand applied silver metal sequins add interest
  • White and cream stripes
  • Zip closure
  • Insert included with all orders shipping to the United States
  • Appx. 19 x 19 inches
  • Dry clean only

More about Handira Wedding Blankets:

Berbers were the first inhabitants of coastal Northern Africa, and throughout the centuries have maintained a separate language and culture from neighboring Arab cultures. Berbers are a nomadic people with strong traditions surrounding textiles and rugs, which are practical for use in Morocco's varying landscapes and climate. Handira blankets are made in anticipation of a wedding by the bride's female relatives. Often taking weeks to create, the blankets are handwoven and each mirrored sequin is hand applied - and during the process of its creation, baraka, or blessings, are lovingly bestowed on the couple into the blanket. When complete, the bride wears the blanket as a cape, and uses it in her home for warmth and decoration. 



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