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The History of the Basotho traditional blanket

The History of the Basotho traditional blanket

Nowadays the Basotho tribal blanket is such a common sight in Lesotho, that tourists tend to assume that it was a local invention. However, its origins can be traced back to the European traders and missionaries as far back as the 1800s. The popularity and assimilation of the blankets by the Basotho people can be traced back to one single incident.

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