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2nd Wedding Anniversary Gift - Moroccan Wedding Blanket

Design InspirationSarice Gutman1 Comment

My second wedding anniversary is right around the corner and I couldn't be more excited!  It seems like just yesterday was our wedding day.  My husband and I decided that we would stick to the traditional (or modern) anniversary gift themes.  While some of the themes seem impossible, I'm so glad we decided to accept the challenge.  Gift giving for me is always so fun and the traditional themes add another element of difficulty to the mix!  The 2nd anniversary theme is cotton (modern theme is China).  

My gift search has taken me high and low, but I repeatedly came back to a gorgeous cotton themed gift: the Moroccan wedding blanket.  While I ended up settling on a different anniversary gift (to be featured in a future bog post!), I wanted to feature the uniqueness of the Moroccan wedding blanket and where to purchase one for yourself!

First a little history.  Moroccan wedding blankets (also known as handira) are traditionally worn by Berber women in the Middle Atlas mountains of Northern Morocco.  Mostly woven by hand out of cotton sheep's wool, and linen, brides wear them on their wedding day to protect against evil, promote fertility, and bring luck.  The weaving process, a long collaboration by the bride's female relatives, is almost as special as the blanket product itself as it is a bonding time between a bride and her family.  As such, when the bride wears the blanket around her, the family's blessings and well wishes are close to her on her wedding day and ultimately in her new home as well.  Read more about Moroccan wedding blankets here.

While Moroccan wedding blankets would be perfect gifts to celebrate a cotton themed wedding anniversary, they have also grown very popular among interior designers in contemporary living spaces!  Below I have listed numerous online sources to purchase a Moroccan wedding blanket for yourself!

Source: M.Montague 

Source: M.Montague

Source: Anthropologie 

Source: Laviva Home

There are also many, many listings for Moroccan wedding blankets on Etsy and Ebay.  Most of the sellers are selling direct from Morocco!

Moroccan wedding blankets have a high price point, but they are truly unique pieces that can be passed down as a family heirloom.  Perhaps you'd like to enjoy a Moroccan wedding blanket, but without the high price? There are other lower priced options for you! 

Moroccan wedding blanket pillows

Source: viaMelinda

Source: viaMelinda

Source: M.Montague

Source: Pottery Barn

Source: Pottery Barn

Source: BohoPillow

Moroccan wedding blanket baskets

Source: West Elm

Source: West Elm

Source: Anthropologie 

Moroccan wedding blanket poufs and stools

Source: viaMelinda

Source: ViaMelinda

Moroccan wedding blanket lamp shade

Source: Anthropologie

Moroccan wedding blanket wall hangings

Source: Loomology

Source: TheTrimShoppe

Moroccan wedding blanket clutch purse? Sure why not!

Source: Minda Home

I admire the use of the Moroccan wedding blanket in contemporary interiors! I love decor that has depth and carries a story, and these Moroccan wedding blanket products are definitely a conversation piece!

Source: Pottery Barn

Source: Pottery Barn

Boy I would love a Moroccan wedding blanket product in my home, but for now I'll have to live vicariously through my clients.  I integrated these Moroccan wedding blanket pillows into one of my client designs - stay tuned for the reveal!