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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

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We are deeply in love with the traditional Basotho blankets! These beautiful, South African-produced blankets come in all sorts of different designs and get worn by the Basotho people all year around. Certain designs are only produced at specific times of year to coincide with the traditional tribal seasons.

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Instagram post by Thom Pierce • May 17, 2016 at 1:42pm UTC

114 Likes, 6 Comments - Thom Pierce (@thom.pierce) on Instagram: “Tebalo Linkoane, Mantso Nyane Nyelinane, Lekhooa Linkoane - Semonkong, Lesotho 2016 #portrait…”

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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.

yagazieemezi: “ CULTURE & TRADITION: Tribal blankets have been marked with cultural significance and history by various African cultures and nations. Basotho tribal blankets distinguish this nation. African Beauty, African Fashion, African Style, Military Costumes, African Traditions, African Textiles, African Culture, African Attire, People Around The World

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This Blanket is called Kharetsa. "The Kharetsa is named after the spiral aloe which is only found in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho. The aloe is prominently featured in the centre of the design. It is surrounded by iconic Basotho hat and shield motifs" African Print Fashion, African Prints, African Textiles, African Culture, African Design, African Wear, Fashion Images, Swagg, Men Dress

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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.

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The Basotho nation emerged from the accomplished diplomacy of Moshoeshoe 1st, who gathered together disparate clans of Sotho-Tswana origin whom had dispersed across southern Africa in the early nineteenth century. Even so, the majority of Sotho people today live in South Africa, as they have done for centuries

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The Horsemen Of Semonkong - IGNANT

Through the medium of photography, Cape Town-based photographer Thom Pierce blurs the lines between fine art, portrait and documentary photography to bring to light cultural and political issues. His latest project saw him document the horsemen of Semonkong in the Kingdom of Lesotho. “The country is beautiful and I was taken aback by how majestic […]

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The Horsemen Of Semonkong - IGNANT

Through the medium of photography, Cape Town-based photographer Thom Pierce blurs the lines between fine art, portrait and documentary photography to bring to light cultural and political issues. His latest project saw him document the horsemen of Semonkong in the Kingdom of Lesotho. “The country is beautiful and I was taken aback by how majestic […]

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The Horsemen Of Semonkong: Photos by Thom Pierce | Inspiration Grid

British photographer Thom Pierce captured these powerful portraits of native horsemen in the Kingdom of Lesotho. He explains the series: “The country is beautiful and …

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Stunning photos of the horsemen of Lesotho

Photographer Thom Pierce spent eight days in the mountain villages of Semonkong, Lesotho, photographing local horsemen and herders.

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Thom Pierce – 40 powerful photos of masked horsemen in Southern Africa

In May 2016, photographer Thom Pierce spent 8 days in the Semonkong highlands capturing the rawness of the majestic horsemen and women against the most astounding Lesotho background. Through his photographic medium, Pierce manages to blur the line between fine art, portrait, and documentary photography.

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"The Horsemen Of Semonkong": Portrait Photography By Thom Pierce

Thom Pierce is a British documentary photographer and filmmaker who currently lives and works Cape Town, South Africa. Thom spent eight days in the mountain villages of Semonkong, Lesotho, photographing local horsemen and herders. Situated at 2, 275 metres above sea level, many of the areas in L