A Little Lesotho Love Story. Part 2.

Blankets are intricately woven into the fabric of the Lesotho culture. Every single milestone in a person and community's life is marked with the arrival of a new blanket. From conception to birth to becoming a man; marriage; parenthood, death and national events such as National Tree Planting Day or Independence Day, blankets are used to mark the occasion. (This man wears a SeanaMarena -Poone or Corn cob design) Part of the beauty of the Basotho Blankets is not only their beautiful colours and designs, but the stories and symbols that are associated with them. While not all blankets have...

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A Little Lesotho Love Story. Part 1.

  Synonymous with the nation of Lesotho, the beautiful Basotho Blankets are deeply woven into the history, culture and daily lives of the Lesotho people. Many people think that the blankets, seen at almost every turn in Lesotho, originated from and are made in Lesotho. They would be wrong...These blankets were introduced by the British back in the late 1800's. At the time, Lesotho was closely tied to Britain, as they were under protection of the British empire. With the increase of European influence, some exceptionally cold winters and the scourge of the 1897 rinderpest, local tribes were finding alternative sources...

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