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Imlil valley Antique Striped Berber Blanket

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Destination: Marrakech, Morocco

The High Atlas mountains are an unforgivingly cold place in the winter, and colorful striped shawls like this one offer an added layer of warmth to the women of the semi-nomadic Aït Haddidou tribe. Traditionally fastened with a metal fibula, handira shawls are often first worn by a young woman for her wedding day. Hand-woven with wool from the tribe’s sheep, the deep red natural dye is thought to bring strength and protection and the bright green border is representative of peace, the Prophet, plant life and good luck. Thanks to the thickness of the weave the shawl is ideal as a wall hanging, carpet or blanket.


Every September the Aït Haddidou tribe gather in the village of Imichil in the High Atlas to celebrate the feast day of their patron saint Sidi Mohammed el Maghani and to remember the Romeo and Juliet legend that... Read More

Details and Dimensions

72" L, 50" W
Wool, Antique 

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