These wedding blankets, also known as " Handira" are hand woven out of natural undyed sheep's wool and cotton by Berber women in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. They are decorated with pattern bands of pretty and colorful metal sequins. They are traditionally woven in anticipation of a wedding and thought to bring blessings and good luck to the marriage as well as protect from the evil eye. After the wedding ceremony, the bride typically wears the blanket around her neck as a cape while she is carried out to the groom's house. Nowadays, these beautiful blankets have become immensely popular as an ethnic home decor attribute. They can be used as wall hangings, rugs, blankets, folded at the base of a bed or draped on a piece of furniture to inject a sense of global style into any space.