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…
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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 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.
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…
"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
Signature African Blanket Becomes a Fashion Accessory
Basotho blankets, a colorful southern Africa winter mainstay, are winning international attention in the fashion world.
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.
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