We have recently discovered the most beautiful and unique Handira wedding blankets from one of the top carpet specialists in Morocco.
In our 10 years of experience selling Moroccan Carpets and Rugs, we have never seen pieces like this before. They truly rare and very special.
In this iconic article on Beni Ouarain "White Giants", the following is said of these beautiful Handira's:
It might seem surprising that in addition to rugs which, in their archaic character, suggest the origins of the pile weaving tradition itself, the Beni Ouarain also produced sophisticated flatweaves. The structure of their pile rugs is based on function — the number of wefts and the high pile being essential for good insulation — and design possibilities are therefore limited. But by contrast, Beni Ouarain weavers were able to display all their technical skill in the making of women's flatwoven shawls, some of the finest and technically most demanding of Moroccan textiles. As none of the other tribes appear to have produced flatweaves of such complexity, it seems reasonable to assume that the Beni Ouarain played a central role in the textile development of the Middle Atlas nomads, and that their work may even be linked to a far more ancient tradition.
We are selling these very special Moroccan Wedding Blankets from Beni Ouarain for a limited time.
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