Moroccan Wedding Blankets

Jan 25, 2013

Hey loves, have you heard of Moroccan wedding blankets? I first saw one in all its sequined + glamorous glory on Pinterest {hey, you following me? Lots of good wedding pins are just waiting for you to find them!} and then started researching like mad since I'm headed to Marrakesh this weekend. {Eeee!} Here's what I found:

"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

Isn't that the coolest? Head here to read more about the history and see some gorgeous photos of how people are using them in their homes {including Kate Hudson's bedroom}. And if you don't have a trip to Morocco planned soon, you can buy a pretty blanket here and make up an adventurous backstory for your guests. ;)

Here's hoping I come home with something just as pretty! :) Bon voyage! xx


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