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Beyond Marrakech – Moroccan Wedding Blankets

Married or not, I must say I am madly in love with Moroccan wedding blankets. These dreamy and exotic handcrafted textiles, known as Handiras, are woven out of wool, cotton, and linen by Berber women in Northern Morocco. So if you’re looking for the perfect Handira blanket (or even accent pillows), Beyond Marrakech is the place to buy them, especially since the owner Danielle is one of the sweetest ladies.

 
{Blanket c/o Beyond Marrakech}
all photos by Dominique Fierro

There is so much history and symbolism behind these blankets, which are woven in anticipation of a wedding, by the bride’s female relatives. Some blankets take weeks, while others may only take hours.  Through this task, the bride’s relatives teach her about marital duties and expectations. After the wedding ceremony the bride drapes herself in the blanket and takes it to her new home.

xo,
saracode

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    Tracy
    September 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    So beautiful Sara – I can never get enough pics of your place!!

    Tracy
    http://www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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      Sara
      September 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      So sweet of you to say Tracy! Thank you:)

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    Natalie
    September 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    These pictures came out so beautiful and the blanket is to die for! I asked my Grandma if she had one of these so I could steal it but she didn’t!! LOL wah! :(

    xx
    Natalie

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      Sara
      September 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks girl! You and your grandma need one!

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    Angela
    September 5, 2013 at 2:47 am

    The blanket, the photos…amazing!!

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      Sara
      September 9, 2013 at 2:34 am

      thanks angela!

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    Jen
    September 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Sara,

    Love the blankets!

    Where did you get the dress form (?) that in the corner of your bedroom? I keep trying to find one similar to that.

    Love this blog!
    Much love from St. Louis, MO
    Jen

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      Sara
      September 9, 2013 at 2:34 am

      Thanks Jen! It’s from HomeGoods:)

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    The Moroccan Room
    November 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Love the post!
    Please check out our collection of Moroccan wedding blankets & Beni Ourain, amazing collection!
    http://themoroccanroom.com/wedding_blankets.html
    http://themoroccanroom.com/beni_ourain_rugs.html

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      Sara
      November 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you!

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