Ã¢ÂÂ¤Ã¯Â¸Â Moroccan wedding blanket , HANDIRA , TAMIZART, HANDIRA BLANKET. Known as Moroccan wedding blankets, handira are woven out of sheep's wool, cotton and linen by Berber women in the Middle Atlas mountains of Northern Morocco. Berbers were the first inhabitants of the Northern coast of Africa (back when it was called the Barbary Coast, Arr, matey).Although in frequent conflict with conquering Arab forces since the 7th century CE, the Berbers have managed to maintain a separate culture and language though there is ongoing conflict over the official status of the Berber language in today's Morocco. Despite being an ethnic majority (about 60%) in Morocco, Berbers Ã¢ÂÂ Imazighen, in their own language Ã¢ÂÂ feel oppressed by the Arabic government, and have been agitating for more autonomy and the freedom to practice their traditional culture. From what I gather, the tribe(s) responsible for these wedding blankets come from the Middle Atlas region of Morocco, near the Beni Ouarain, creators of those beautiful Moroccan geometric rugs. Berber wedding blankets are woven in anticipation of, you guessed it, a wedding, by the bride's female relatives. After the wedding ceremony, the bride wears the blanket tied around her neck as a kind of cape.
It might be associated with her trip to her new marital home, which could be a chilly ride. For Berbers, objects and visual motifs contain myriad meanings and purposes. The process of hand-weaving, itself, when undertaken mindfully, is thought to endow the textile with baraka, or blessings.
When complete, the wedding blanket serves not only as warmth and decoration for the bride, but also to ward off evil and to bestow fertility and good luck upon the newlyweds. It doesn't take too much sociological guesswork to hypothesize why Westerners are using these wedding blankets as decoration. Almost Modernist in their restrained aesthetics, handira are neutral in color though often accented with bands of kilim patterns (images 6 & 10), enlivened with rectilinear lines or boxes of texture.
At the same time, the sequins lend a touch of glamour, and the texture and handmade feel of the blankets add a traditional exoticism. One can only hope, then, that an appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of the handira awards the user the same spiritual benefits bestowed upon the bridal couple! Light up your bedroom with This beautiful Moroccan blanket, hand-loomed with a field in thin band black striping and decorated with small ivory bushy bands holding countless shiny metal sparkles attached on long loops.The blanket makes a sweet jingly sound when lifted. Both shoulder straps are still attached. Size: 274 x 174 cm / 107.87" x 68.5" Can be used as a bed cover, throw it over your sofa or hang it on your wall.
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For other items the wholesale is available any time, the price determine depends quantity please just inquire! Be sure that your items arrive to you in time. BLACK MOROCCAN WEDDING BLANKET + TWO PILLOWS FOR FREE A SPECIAL GIFT" is in sale since Monday, July 10, 2017.This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Bedding\Blankets & Throws". The seller is "kechlifestyle" and is located in Marrakech. This item can be shipped worldwide.