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"Litema" mural art of the Basotho (Basuto or Sotho) ethnic group | Southern Africa | Litema is a tradition where women decorate a house after the men have finished building the house. The patterns are sometimes coloured with natural pigments or commercial paint and stains. Stones, embedded in mud and relief designs are sometimes used as a more permanent effect.

"Litema" mural art of the Basotho (Basuto or Sotho) ethnic group

Basotho Blankets available from Shnu Tribal & Basotho Blankets

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The Rich History Behind Basotho Heritage Blankets

The Rich History Behind Basotho Heritage Blankets

A fascinating article on the history of Basotho Heritage Blankets of the Kingdom of Lesotho

‘Kharetsa’ Jacquard woven blanket, the design with a Spiral Aloe at centre flanked by the Basotho shield with crossed ‘assegai’ (spear) and 'knobkerrie' (club) as well as the ‘mokorotlo’ (woven Basotho hat), in salmon pink and black with four vertical 'pin stripes' in white

‘Kharetsa’ Jacquard woven blanket, the design with a Spiral Aloe at centre flanked by the Basotho shield with crossed ‘assegai’ (spear) and 'knobkerrie' (club) as well as the ‘mokorotlo’ (woven Basotho hat), in salmon pink and black with four vertical 'pin stripes' in white

Badges of the Brave Basotho Blanket (Black and Blue). "The Badges of the Brave" genuine Basotho Blanket is part of the Victoria England range. The design originates from the late 1800's when Queen Victoria visited then Basotholand and bestowed upon King Lerotholi Letsie the gift of a blanket. 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.

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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