Monday, November 5, 2012

A Little Moroccan

I have always had a love for the look of Moroccan Wedding blankets.  The texture, shine and color are such a great accent to any room.

"...Moroccan wedding blankets, handira are woven out of sheep's wool, cotton and linen by Berber women in the Middle Atlas mountains of Northern Morocco.  Berber wedding blankets are woven in anticipation of, you guessed it, a wedding, by the bride's female relatives. It can take many hours — even weeks — of work to attach those hundreds of mirrored sequins once the weaving is complete; it is thought that during this collaborative task, the bride's relatives teach her all about the birds and the bees, among other marital duties and expectations. After the wedding ceremony, the bride wears the blanket tied around her neck as a kind of cape. It might be associated with her trip to her new marital home, which could be a chilly ride."-apartment therapy

couldn't be more perfect in this gorgeous room by Amber Interiors

side by side

used as a headboard

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