afrikani: Lesotho, 2015. The tradition of wearing a Basotho blanket continues into the 21st century. Image by: I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU - A trio collective from Soweto, portraying South Africa as they see it.

afrikani: “ Lesotho, The tradition of wearing a Basotho blanket continues into the century. Image by: I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU - A trio collective from Soweto, portraying South Africa as they.

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.

"The Heart of the King" or "Pelo-Ha-Morena" genuine Basotho Blanket originates from the late 1800's when Queen Victoria visited then Basotholand and bestowed upon King Lerotholi Letsie the gift of a blanket. This blanket's its intricate design of hearts and crowns is thought to symbolize a love for the king or chief. It is often bought as a gift for newly weds to symbolize their love and respect for each other. Price R999 or approx $82 excluding delivery

Heart of the King Basotho Blanket (Turquoise and Black)

Shifting Sands | Ndebele Tswana Xhosa Zulu Sotho Pedi Wedding Dresses Johannesburg | Wedding A to Z

Shifting Sands | Ndebele Tswana Xhosa Zulu Sotho Pedi Wedding Dresses Johannesburg | Wedding A to Z

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