Previously, the Moroccan handira served as traditional Berber clothing worn by people to protect themselves from the cold. They put it on their shoulders as a sleeveless coat and took several weeks of manufacturing. Thus in ceremonial events, the bride wore the Handira as a cape on the day of her marriage as part of her dowry. It was called a ‘traditional wedding blanket’ because it was worn at home and used as a bedspread.
Today, this blanket has become a complement of interior decoration that adapts perfectly. It is woven by hand in pure wool by Moroccan women hence the uniqueness of the article.
In some regions, the Handira is tinted in red and has several geometric patterns in which large vertical strips of cotton are embedded. It is associated with a 100% Berber decoration, whether used as a rug or other.
Nowadays, women artisans produce many objects from this style. The art of weaving Moroccan blankets has been handed down from generation to generation.
What is good with the carpet will be that it is used for various purposes. It can be placed on the floor as a carpet, on the wall as a drapery or as a cover to cover the bed. Excellent item to protect against cold nights because of its wool that accentuates its warm side and its irregular appearance.
As designed by hand, the Handira is a unique piece.
The Moroccan handira, the new trend that is cracking decoration.