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Traditional Basotho Hut & Cooking Pot

Photo taken by my partner Allan of the Basotho Cultural village in the Free State province in the heart of South Africa. This friendly village lies in the scenic Qwa-Qwa National Park in an area rich in natural beauty. The Qwa-Qwa Park lies next to the Golden Gate National Park. Basotho huts & houses from the sixteenth century to the present day are displayed. People in traditional dress play different roles to accurately depict the lifestyle and architecture of the South Sotho. The tour…

Wearing a Basotho blanket (ISADY) A trio collective from Soweto, portraying South Africa as they see it. African Inspired Fashion, African Men Fashion, Africa Fashion, Ankara Fashion, African Women, African Attire For Men, African Wear, African Outfits, African Style

I See A Different You on Instagram: “Lesotho // Travel Africa”

917 Likes, 23 Comments - I See A Different You (@iseeadifferentyou) on Instagram: “Lesotho // Travel Africa”

Boy with heirloom blanket in the Tribal Basotho tradition. Kids Wraps, African Babies, African Textiles, Out Of Africa, My Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful People, Travel Planner, My Heritage, African Fashion

Africa | Retsilisitsoe Nthunya wrapped in a traditional Basotho blanket. Lesotho | ©K Kendal

Award-winning British photographer Thom Pierce, who currently resides in Cape Town, is known for his striking photographs of people across Southern Africa. Photography Awards, Portrait Photography, Photo D Art, Photographs Of People, Documentary Photographers, African Art, African Style, African Fashion, African Culture

Riding the southern wilds: the horsemen of Lesotho – in pictures

Photographer Thom Pierce has documented the herders and commuters who travel the paths winding through the mountain villages of Semonkong in southern Africa. The images are on show in Johannesburg this month

The Aranda basotho blanket has a deep cultural significance and history. What makes the Basotho blankets unique is the layout of the design, the various symbols used, the bold colour combinations and the characteristic pin-stripe. African Inspired Fashion, African Fashion, African Wear, African Beauty, Afro Punk Fashion, Tribal Fashion, Men Fashion, Anthropologie, Out Of Africa

The Rich History Behind Basotho Heritage Blankets

For the people of Lesotho, the blankets have become every bit as ubiquitous as denim and an even more important part of everyday life.

The sacred mountain and cultural village outside Maseru, Lesotho. People Around The World, Around The Worlds, Sacred Mountain, Beautiful World, Hello Beautiful, Like A Local, African Culture, Ancient Architecture, Africa Travel

A Bentley in Maseru

I get about a bit. As regular readers will know, my day job takes me to some pretty interesting places… and none more interesting than Maseru. I confess, when asked to go there, I had to look it up…

Thom Pierce - The Horsemen of Semonkong - Thabo Lekhotsa - Ha Lesala, Lesotho Lesotho Travel Destinations Honeymoon Backpack Backpacking Vacation Africa Off the Beaten Path Budget Wanderlust Bucket List Photography Photo D Art, Documentary Photographers, Photo Essay, Adventure Travel, South Africa, Documentaries, Portrait Photography, Human Photography, Horses

"Marvel at the Horsemen of Semonkong and the Breathtaking Backdrop of the Highlands of Lesotho" —Slate

"Thom Pierce put together this incredible portrait series of Lesotho’s mountain kingdom where no cars exist and horses are the travelling gods. He photographed these horsemen so majestically, perched atop their steed, swaddled in interesting robes, and posed against the grand backdrop of the countryside. They look like powerful knights of some mystical land." —AM

Men model bomber jackets made from Basotho blankets by designer Sean Shuter in Cape Town. Couples African Outfits, African Dresses Men, African Men Fashion, African Attire, African Print Clothing, African Prints, African Traditional Wear, South African Design, Sewing Men

Signature African Blanket Becomes a Fashion Accessory

Basotho blankets, a colorful southern Africa winter mainstay, are winning international attention in the fashion world.

"The Heart of the King" or "Pelo-Ha-Morena" genuine Basotho Blanket originates f. - “The Heart of the King” or “Pelo-Ha-Morena” genuine Basotho Blanket originates from the lat - Ethnic Fashion, African Fashion, African Style, Textile Design, Fabric Design, African Furniture, African Culture, My Heritage, Yellow Stripes

Heart of the King Basotho Blanket (Turquoise and Black, Yellow stripe)

The "Badges of the Brave" blanket was created to symbolize bravery and courage and is often given to women who give birth to sons, and to young boys entering manhood.

Lesotho , officially the Kingdom of Lesotho (Sotho: 'Muso oa Lesotho), is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over sq mi) in size and has a population slightly over two million. People Around The World, Travel Around The World, Around The Worlds, States And Capitals, Rock Pools, African Countries, Beautiful Places To Visit, Africa Travel, Capital City

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