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Photography by Joël Tettamanti
INDIGENOUSLOCALS / March 2015

THE BASOTHO BLANKET, A STYLE SIGNATURE IN LESOTHO

Photography by Joël Tettamanti
Text by Sophie Pinchetti

In the highlands of the Kingdom of Lesotho, a place often referred to as the “roof of Africa”, the Basotho blanket rules style. Effortless and chic, this rustic woollen garment is named after its people - the Basotho or Sotho, who settled in Lesotho around the 16th century and are one of the major ethnic groups within South Africa. Both beautiful and functional, the Basotho blanket is popular amongst all classes of society – from miners and herdsmen to the King and Queen of Lesotho.

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