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If you stay in a room at The Parker Palm Springs, you may find a Moroccan wedding blanket in your room. You may have noticed them over the years while flipping through your favorite shelter magazines, or even the latest Pottery Barn catalog. Moroccan wedding blankets have been growing in popularity for a few years, and have really taken off over the last couple of months.
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The blankets are also known as Handiri, and are traditionally, like Beni Ourain rugs, handmade in Morocco. Made by a bride’s family before her wedding day, Handiri are woven from wool, cotton, and linen, and embellished with sequins.
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The obvious use for a Handiri is as a bedspread since they are intended to be blankets. They also look beautiful draped over the back or a couch or a headboard, displayed as a wall hanging, or even as a light-use floor covering.
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They may be making the design rounds right now, but the neutral palettes, understated shine, and gorgeous texture make Moroccan wedding blankets a classic you can live with for a long time.
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How would you decorate with a Handiri in your home?