There is a long history of weaving in Lesotho. At the nearby Leribe Craft Center we found this photo proudly honoring “the pioneers of spinning and weaving in Lesotho” at St. Mary’s Craft School in 1911.
The weaving process starts with collection of fibers from Lesotho’s large herds of sheep and goats. It was news to me that wool comes from sheep and mohair from goats. As this photo collection from Sesotho Designs shows, the coat or fleece is removed once per year, generally after the winter, when the herders bring the animals down from the mountains. Read more