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Berber Handira blanket with a fresh and joyful spirit. It's a lovely Berber textile to use as a sofa throw or to hang.
A Handira is a Berber wedding blanket worn by the bride. It is tied around her neck and shoulders just like a cape. Handira are woven from wool and then decorated with sequins and cotton threads. This work brings together the women of the bride's family in a collaborative process.
For Berbers, objects and visual motifs contain meanings and purposes. The process of hand-weaving, itself, when undertaken mindfully, is thought to endow the textile with blessings. When complete, the wedding blanket serves not only as warmth and decoration for the bride, but also to ward off evil and to bestow fertility and good luck upon the newlyweds.
Dimensions : 4.65 x 8.2 feet (142 x 250 cm)
Colors : ivory white, green, yellow, dark blue, red
Wool, cotton, sequins
It's a vintage piece in good condition, some fringes are missing on one side
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Please watch carefully all the pictures, it is a handcrafted piece. It may have some imperfections in weaving (edges or width). Here, some sequins are a bit rusty in their center. Eventually ask us for additional pictures, we will be happy to help you with your purchase.
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