Size: 9 x 6 ftRug Style: Wedding Blanket (Tamizart)Pile: Flat with Stripes of Small PileMaterials: 100% Live Sheep Wool Time to Make: 4 Months
The Story Behind the Weave:Latifa spent five months weaving this beautiful wedding blanket, called a Tamizart. Wedding blankets are usually made by the bride’s female relatives, or by the women of her village. Latifa used natural, 100% live wool for this piece and it is completely undyed. The stripes of high-pile wool are extremely unique for this style. The sequins are used to protect the couple from evil spirits and the finished piece is a symbolic blessing for the wedding and marriage.Traditionally, brides wore the blankets as capes on their way to the wedding, but these days they’re used to wrap gifts for the newlyweds. After the wedding, the blankets are often passed on to other couples to continue to share the blessing and joy. This blanket was used for a wedding two years ago and is ready to bring joy to a new home.This versatile piece can be used as a blanket, rug, wall hanging or headboard. The beautiful texture and sequin details make this piece a true standout in any home.