Basotho blankets in Vogue for Fall 2013

B1Basotho blankets are fast becoming a fashion trend. Basotho blankets unique to the Kingdom of Lesotho, were first produced in the early 19th century to replace the traditionally worn animal skin kaross. At the time, they were described by King Moshoeshoe 1 as ‘a handsome railway wrapper made of light blue pilot cloth, heavy and hairy’. The various designs of the blankets have continuously adapted and evolved with time but have always remained rich in symbolism, color, pattern and texture. South African based designer Thabo Makheta is using the blankets to create the most extraordinary unique fashion pieces. Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think (Courtesy, Elle South Africa).

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