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Handira, the trendy wedding dress for your home – Tribaliste Magazine

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Handira, the trendy wedding dress for your home

Handira, the trendy wedding dress for your home

Originally, in the Berber tradition of the Middle Atlas, the Handira represents a traditional Moroccan handmade blanket made of virgin wool to accompany the holding of a bride on her wedding night. But today, it has become an essential decorative element for your home. Cover, carpet, sofa throw, bed throw or wall hanging or plaid the uses of the Handira vary depending on your craziest cravings, but especially according to the decoration of your home.

Moroccan handira, the story of a people through a Berber blanket 

The Handira is nowadays a very popular interior decoration accessory beyond the Moroccan borders, but what does it really represent for the Berber people? Originally used as a coat on the shoulders of the Berber brides, it is also used as blanket to warm the bed of a young married couple, thus representing the pure heritage of a culture still present in the country. Hand-woven in pure wool, the Handira has always been a valuable object among the Berbers of the Middle Atlas, given all the work to be done to achieve it extending over several weeks. But, quickly, the Moroccan Handira has become the traditional cover par excellence for Berber brides from the Middle Atlas region. In France it pleases for its originality and the minutia of its details, it is used in decoration or in plaid.

Moroccan handira, patterns and colors bathed in Berber culture

Handmade, the Handira is made by Berber women of the Middle Atlas, according to a ritual passed from mother to daughter. The patterns are the result of the imagination of the knotter making the work a unique design and invaluable value. Traditionally, the Handira is white or cream, then adorned with small silver glitter, large bands and some geometric patterns, reminiscent of the Berber tradition. However, in other areas of Morocco such as the High Atlas, it is tinted in red by plant materials with patterns specific to the tribe that makes it.

For a refined lounge, trendy with an ethnic touch, the Moroccan Handira throw sofa, carpet, cushions or wall hanging, is a trump of chic decoration that combines with several styles of decoration without altering the harmony of your inside. More recently, the Handira was also used in pouf, bag, pouch or even bath mat to satisfy lovers of Moroccan crafts and vary tastes while following the trend.