The Handira is a traditional Moroccan Berber wedding blanket. It is woven just prior to marriage and gifted to the bride.
The Handira is rectangular in shape and dimensions vary according to a bride’s figure. It is worn over the shoulders similar to a shawl and fastened on the chest by a cord or pin. These garments are made of wool and cotton and some tribe’s embellish them with silver sequins.
The front of a Handira is a flat woven, while the back consists of bands of long woolen and cotton strands. Much like the Beni Ouaraine rug, these pieces have a utility and are used to provide insulation during the cold winter months.
Featured as part of Oum’s Gemma Collection, a Handira is a lovely piece with which to ornament your home. Use these traditional wedding blankets as chair or couch throws, bedcovers, tapestries, or rugs. It is possible your Handira belonged to a Berber bride its past life!
Each and every Oum Handira is authentic, one-of-a-kind, and of the highest quality. They are unique, just like you, and no two are alike.
We hope an Oum Handira finds its way into your home and heart.
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