Feast your eyes on this silky handwoven piece found in a Berber market in southern Morocco. It is a diamond in the rough…literally, as you can decipher the hand embroidered diamonds and abstract medallions embroidered onto the vibrant paprika background. Subtle, yet beautifully embellished with black zigzags along the border.
We believe this is was originally woven as a traditional hendira or cloak. A hendira is a rectangular cloth usually made of wool, sometimes with linen or silk added, and is traditionally used as a cloak. Women usually make these for a daughter's trousseau. This beauty will find a warm place in your home as a bedspread, throw or wallhanging.
Size: 3’ x 4’6”
Material: cotton, vegetable silk and/or rayon
Condition: Good. Lightly used. Intentional weft color changes at each end of textile. Last row of weft yarn is loose at one end. Random, thread ends on reverse as weaver intended.