Moroccan wedding blankets

These beautiful blankets are vintage hand-woven, traditional wedding blankets from Morocco.

All blankets were made in homes and are thought to be instilled with “baraka.” Baraka is a positive power with many meanings in Morocco, and is a source of creative inspiration. In the case of carpets and weavings, the religious faith of the weaver and her belief in the supernatural are inextricably connected with the objects she produces. The loom itself remains the ultimate symbol of magical protection. It is looked upon as a living thing and is treated as such. If the weaver takes care in remembering the number and combination of threads to produce a design, the finished textile will be imbued with talismanic power and contain baraka, acting as a “power shield” against the evil eye.

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