Sequined blankets, also know as handira, are made for Berber brides of the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco as a traditional bridal cape.
They are woven in advance for the wedding ceremony, by the bride's family as a bridal dress. After receiving marriage advice from her family, the bride wears the Berber dress on the way to her new home. For Berbers it is a symbol of fertility, fortune and protection from evil forces.
These blankets are made with metal sequins and over the years rust can occur on thesevintage blankets, but the vintage history and nature should be appreciated.
Our inventory consists of handmade vintage artifacts, many of which have lived a life prior to purchase. Edges that aren't straight, natural fading and small repairs are typical characteristics, while additional imperfections and wear patterns may be evident. We believe these visual elements only enhance their story of being truly unique treasures. They have stood the test of time. These items are stunning artistic masterpieces for the home.