Handira, know as Wedding blankets are handcrafted from natural undyed cotton, wool and linen. Decorated with shinny metal sequins which give the blankets a beautiful jingly sound.
They are woven by the future bride along with female relatives who during the shared task teach her about marital duties and other expectations of her new life!
Handiras are used as a cape tied up around the bride’s neck to keep her warm during the journey to her new home but it’s also supposed to bring good luck to her marriage and even to keep away evil spirits! Need other reasons to purchase one?