Basotho Blanket – Sefate Poone
Basotho Blankets are unique to the Kingdom of Lesotho and 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 I 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.
The Basotho Blanket – Sefate Poone.
It symbolizes good crops, wealth and fertility. The Sefate Poone is given as a present to honor e.g. an important visitor. One of the most popular blankets amongst the Basotho today. The blankets are made in December and April and available throughout the year in different colour waves.
How to use them: Ideal at the end of your bed, on a couch, as a picnic blanket or even to wear.
Cleaning Instruction: Dryclean is recommended but they have been cold hand washed in Lesotho for generations.
Materials: 50 % wool and 50 % dralon acrylic woven on Jacquard loom with a very soft touch.
Dimensions: 155 cm x 165 cm
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