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December 14, 2015

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Saturated with tradition and ethos, the Berber culture is rich with vitality, craft, and purpose.

From zesty turquoises, golds, and reds to purely whitewashed abodes, the vibrancy of Morocco is often celebrated in modern design.  These Berber traditions evoked in our homescapes are just as enchanted as the decor that embodies them.

Specifically, our love affair is with the Moroccan Wedding blanket.  Otherwise referred to as handira, these intricately sequined blankets are woven with love and for love.  Crafted by the bride-to-be’s female relatives, sequins are hand sewn and weaved, along with blessings and harmonies, into the sandy taupe drapery. 

Worn as a cape on her wedding day, the bride is decorated with warmth, familial collaboration, baraka (blessings), and sequins that shimmer the love and enchantment of her life to come.  The blanket is said to also have protective properties, meant to armor the bride from evil spirits on her special day and forward.

Traditionally all shades neutral, these blankets radiate a juxtaposing dose of tradition and glam.  The femme flare of mirrored sequins against a blend of oatmeal tones creates a statement that anyone would fall for this Holiday season…  and every season after.

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Child of Wild x Flash Tattoos

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Click here to purchase or view our assortment of Moroccan Wedding blankets »» as seen on our flashtat shoot with Rocky Barnes featured above!

*all images sourced from pintrest*

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