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Africa | Sotho Hats - Lesotho These intricately woven and decorative hats are from the Basotho, or 'people of Lesotho,' a country within South Africa. Made from straw, they are topped with a complicated knot. It is said that the number of handles on a conical hat indicate a man's status. The shape of the hat is believed to be from a cone-shaped mountain located in the Lesotho region.

People of Lesotho, South Africa. The number of handles on the hat indicates a man's status.

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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.

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Lesotho - "Basutoble hats" my father used to call them!

Seana Marena or ‘King’s blanket’ with Poone (mealie/maize) design. Such blankets are widely worn on special occasions by South Sotho men in southern Africa – thought to have been introduced by King Moshoeshoe of Lesotho in the mid-19th century. The vertical lines were originally a fault in the weaving process but were incorporated into the design at Moshoeshoe’s insistence.

'Seana Marena' Jacquard woven blanket in the 'poone' ('mealie'/maize) design, in blue, slate and black, with four vertical 'pin stripes' in yellow

GOLDEN GATE - AUGUST 24: Basotho musicians performing for visitors on August 24, 2014 in Basotho Cultural Village, Golden Gate National Park, Free State, South Africa

GOLDEN GATE - AUGUST Basotho musicians performing for visitors on August 2014 in Basotho Cultural Village, Golden Gate National Park, Free State, South Africa

Lesotho - Basotho blankets

Lesotho - Basotho blankets - Basotho women wear blankets around their waists when they are pregnant.

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