well if this isn't the most magnificent specimen of a moroccan wedding blanket then i don't know what is. yesterday i went to JFK airport to do one of my least favorite and most favorite tasks. least favorite because it involves paperwork, inspection, US customs and literally the cutting of red tape. most favorite because when you open your parcels and this is one of the things you pull out, well then i think it makes it all worth it, no?
this gorgeous rock star handira measures a whopping 112" x 66" and if you managed to drape it across your ceiling, it could literally be the night sky.
hivernage is launching a new venture...
this beautiful blue 1988 Kurbmaster (formerly an observation station)
its really embarrassing how long it's been since i've posted. but i've been working on a new project that i'm super excited about. i will be taking my "show on the road" so to speak. what does that mean? well i'm opening a mobile retail shop. what does that mean? well i bought a cute 1988 Kurbmaster and i will be fitting out the interior so customers can hop on board and shop. does this mean the end of Hivernage? well no actually. i will still be bringing you the latest in gorgeous textiles from far flung lands. in fact, i'm expecting a NEW SHIPMENT OF VINTAGE HANDIRA any day now. as you know i only buy the best, cleanest, most perfect handira i can find…it's not easy given their current popularity and with any vintage piece the supply just naturally has to dwindle. but i'm still discovering some real beauties, and they will appear on these pages and the online shop very very soon.
and please stay tuned for more info on my mobile adventure...
after selling dozens of moroccan wedding blankets to customers all over the world, and decorating and adding finishing touches to clients homes, i'm finally getting around to making my bedroom space my own. i suppose it's a bit of the "shoemaker's wife goes barefoot", but in this case i'm the shoemaker! well better late than never. of course I haven't really committed ;) what do you think of the space so far?
Moroccan leather poufs are like sweets. one is never enough. you could always have another. but they differ from candy, because they will last a very long time...like say...forever. yes they are constructed so durably by hand and filled with long lasting materials, they will hold up for many many years. so grab some candy while you can, and sit with it for a while...
Hollywood stars are discovering the hidden gems inside the delightful villages of Morocco, particularly in Marrakesh. Sarah Jessica Parker visited there when her show, "Sex and the City" taped on location in the town. She quickly became a fan as she perused through all the fabulous finds. See photos below:
Gwyneth Paltrow, the stars love her for her elegance and simplicity, she found Morocco and also fell in love. Look at the letter she posted for her fans:
I just took a very impromptu first trip to Marrakesh, Morocco where I fell in love with the place, it's magic. An absolute world away in almost every respect, there is something special in the air there. It is a place I will surely revisit. Through mutual friends, we befriended two very lovely (and handsome!) men who have made Marrakesh their home. They unmasked the city and along with our guide Laetitia, opened it's seemingly mysterious doors. Here, we've put together a list of the most in-the-know spots.
To see her list visit goop.com.
To see the beautiful treasures we have to offer that ship in the USA, Shop Hivernage today.
One of Hivernage's biggest sellers is the ever popular Moroccan Wedding Blanket, also known as Handira. I remember when I first saw one used in a guesthouse when I was visiting Morocco. The way it sparkled caught my eye and it just made a simple bed so special.
There are a few different ways to use this beautiful blanket. Personally, I use a vintage one in my home draped over the sofa and sometimes I drape it over a huge olive jar. I also have a black one on the guest bed in my home (Picture included), as well as black handira pillows on my living room sofa.
These beautiful treasures are crafted in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco by Berber woman, in honor of an upcoming marriage ceremony. They are hand constructed in a unique weaving of creamy wool, cotton and a pattern of shiny round sequins or paillettes that make each so beautiful, especially when they catch the light. They can be used as wall hangings, floor coverings, bedspreads or throws.
To get one of your own, please visit the Hivernage Shop!
we are getting ready to relaunch the new site and online store! it's amazing how much work goes into each aspect of this whole internet thing... photography, copy, editing, linking, tagging, social media... it's pretty dizzying, especially if you have first hand knowledge of one of these...
but in the end, a better user experience will benefit everyone.
And while all of this is going on, we are still sourcing amazing finds to bring to you. We love shopping, packing, shipping, receiving and then unpacking. It's still a thrill to cut open a box, even though you know exactly what's in it...you fall in love with it all over again.
so it won't be long before the reveal...
of treasures picked just for you!
Well you get the picture...
new arrivals just for you...
We've just added new Moroccan Handira to our online store, as well as this incredible bolster pillow made from a vintage Handira!
I have always loved beautiful fabrics and actually have many unworn pieces in my closet (still with tags on) that I've collected, simply for their sheer (sometimes) loveliness.
My collection of Moroccan wedding blankets falls into this category although there are so many uses for these beautiful Handira... Moroccan cream-colored wool throws made by the Berber women in the High Atlas Mountains.
Increasingly difficult to come by, the handira have sparkly sequins which catch the light and make festive rugs, wall coverings, a throw on a sofa or the end of a bed or, in the case of some...a full bedspread. I have gorgeous black Handira that remind me of a starry night and would be lovely in a contemporary setting. Maybe yours...?
I have many pieces for sale including vintage Handira, the more modern styles, as well as coordinating pillows and floor cushions...for information and pricing please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
jewelry by Sylvie Franquet
available at hivernage
Valentine's Day was a couple of months ago, but love should be shared and celebrated everyday. This spring, I'm falling in love with just a hint of neon.
we all have them. some are near, some are far. some are just in our hearts. mine happens to be in my kitchen.
The Pouf: This wonderful piece is known by many different names: hassock, pouf, ottoman. Here at Hivernage, we like to call it the HAPPY pouf...because that's how it makes us feel. Put your feet on it. Sit on it. Stare at it. They're like sweets. Impossible to have just one. Available in array of colors.
in the case of my six-year old and my cosmetic bag, less is more...but the shinier the better when it comes to the bedroom.
This beautiful Handira is available through email@example.com