Signature African Blanket Becomes a Fashion Accessory - WSJ

Signature African Blanket Becomes a Fashion Accessory

A woman models a jacket made from a Basotho blanket by designer Thabo Makhetha.

A woman models a jacket made from a Basotho blanket by designer Thabo Makhetha.

Signature African Blanket Becomes a Fashion Accessory

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: BASOTHO PEOPLE: BANTU PEOPLE WITH UNIQUE CULTURAL HERITAGE

The Basotho people also known as Sotho, are Bantu people of the Kingdom of Lesotho (lusō& an enclave within the Republic of South Africa.

Basotho Hat in Maseru | Lesotho (by vrbros)

A Basotho hat style store in the heart of Maseru, Lesotho, the little country surrounded by South Africa.

Africa | Initiation school for young girls.  Lesotho | ©Transformation Resource Centre (Mr. Chuck and Mr David Linn)

Basotho young girls in an Initiation school doing the traditional Dance

We are in Lesotho admiring the unique traditional hat, also known as Basotho hat or mokorotlo. The hat is the best known of a fine range of grass-works.  It's conical shape is recognized symbol of the country. It is also believed that the shape of the hat was inspired by the profile of Mount Qiloane.  Nelson Mandela rocked it too! #tasanni #tasannistas #ethicalfashion #fashion #fashionblogger #style #tradition #culture #hats #Africatuesday #madeinafrica #lesotho

We are in Lesotho admiring the unique traditional hat, also known as Basotho hat…

Lesotho-Been to this cool shopping area but part was destroyed in a fire.

will be active from Lesotho starting 6 December 2010 as

lesotho39: Maseru, Lesotho: Lesotho license plate, displaying the Basotho hat - photo by M.Torres (c) Travel-Images.com

Travel-Images - photos of the world by M.Torres et al.


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