Multicolor Pom Pom Blanket

Multicolor Pom Pom Blanket

90.00

100% cotton with wool pom-poms

approx 4.5 x 7 ft.

The colorful yarn pom-poms on these cotton blankets are an iconic decoration for Morocco's Berber population, whose village farmers commonly adorn their straw hats with these tassels. On weekly market days you can feast your eyes on a variety of cheerful styles from the surrounding countryside as you fill your basket with a feast of fresh vegetables.

Our blankets were specially ordered from the CFQMA in Fez and are made of cotton weft loosely woven on a cotton warp for texture that's both tactile and visual.

At checkout you may select to have the loose ends left as fringe or braided together.

  • These blankets were woven by young men, students and teachers at Le Centre de Formation et de Qualification dans les Métiers de l’ Artisanat (CFQMA) à Fès.

    The king of Morocco sponsored this new government institution in Fez as a vocational training center for traditional handicrafts. Visitors are welcome to watch young adult students at work learning a trade and to support the school by purchasing crafts directly from the workshop.

    We loved buying from the CFQMA because it represents our interests in preserving and continuing the beauty of handmade functional art in Moroccan culture, and because it was fun to observe and interact with the friendly students and staff. 
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