Though many Moroccan Wedding blankets are found in the most luxurious houses nowadays, they date back many years to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Traditionally the blankets were hand sewn weeks before a wedding usually by other female members of her family.
Lambswool is hand spun and loomed while spinning in Baraka (the blessings of God). By instilling these belssings into the fabric throughout the process, it is believed that the blanket will bring talismanic powers and deliver good fortune to the married couple, fertility to the bride, and protect them from the evil eye.
Since being introduced to the western world, these blankets can be fetched for a large amount of money. Though they are traditionally placed on or above a bed, you can find some using them as a rug, or even hung like a tapestry.