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.


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    • Sara
      September 4, 2013 / 8:23 pm

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

  1. September 4, 2013 / 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! :(


    • Sara
      September 4, 2013 / 8:23 pm

      Thanks girl! You and your grandma need one!

  2. September 5, 2013 / 2:47 am

    The blanket, the photos…amazing!!

    • Sara
      September 9, 2013 / 2:34 am

      thanks angela!

  3. Jen
    September 5, 2013 / 12:29 pm


    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

    • Sara
      September 9, 2013 / 2:34 am

      Thanks Jen! It’s from HomeGoods:)

    • Sara
      November 25, 2013 / 4:40 pm

      Thank you!

  4. May 17, 2018 / 12:41 am

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful blanket pattern and the update of your beautiful baby! I’m so late – he’ll be one soon! ❤

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