Known as Handira, Moroccan wedding blankets are hand loomed from sheep’s wool and cotton in Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains. As expert on the subject Laura Aviva of L’Aviva Home says: “The blankets are passed from generation to generation; prospective brides and their relatives sew each sequin by hand. It is believed that the blankets have talismanic power and protect the couple from the evil eye.” Here’s a roundup of bedrooms featuring these glamorous (and potentially marriage-enhancing) throws.
Above: Berkeley designer Erica Tanov at home; the wallpaper is from de Gournay (“it’s hand painted on silver-leaf silk so it tarnishes as it ages,” she says). See more in Expert Advice: Patterns, Prints, and Color–Erica Tanov Explains How to Have It All. Photograph by Michelle Drewes for Mother Mag.
Above: Brooke Baker’s bedroom via Need Supply, spotted on SF Girl by Bay.
Above: A vintage Moroccan wedding blanket via La Casa Decoto on Etsy.
Above: A Maryam Montague bedroom in Morocco via Lonny.
Above: A Moroccan bedroom via El Ramia Hamra, discovered on Vosges Paris.
Above: A Moroccan wedding blanket in the Copenhagen bedroom of Rupert Peter Landendinger via BoBedre.
Above: A sparkly Moroccan bridal blanket as headboard via House to Home.
For sheets to go with your bedding, take a look at Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Luxury Bed Linens and Eat, Pray, Love: Luxury Bed Linens for Less.
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