Sunday, May 22, 2011

vintage moroccan wedding blanket

I came across the vintage Moroccan wedding blanket at Table Tonic - what a fabulous idea!

Moroccan wedding blankets are sourced high in the Atlas mountains in Berber villages. The blankets were made for Berber brides, who would wear them as capes to keep warm as they were walking to their new husband’s house. The women in the bride’s family would work on each one for months, using hand loomed sheep’s wool and painstakingly adding round, metal sequins one by one, by hand. All that work takes a lot of time, so these precious creations were reserved for the best and most important day – the wedding.

What a beautiful, unique gift!

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