The Khotso is an entry-level Basotho blanket and is the only one to be manufactured from acrylic, making them completely vegan. They work well as a bedspread, throw and traditional winter warmers.
These blankets have a deep cultural significance and history. The world renowned Basotho tribal blankets are distinguished from others by the way in which the blankets are worn as part of their everyday life. The designs have been developed over many years.
What makes the Basotho blankets unique is the layout of the design, the various symbols used, the bold colour combinations and the characteristic pin-stripe. This stripe was originally a weaving fault which has become a unique part of the design and dictates how the blanket is worn. When worn in the traditional manner, the pin-stripe runs vertically symbolising growth. Traditionally Basotho blankets were manufactured from wool which offered protection from the wind and rain and provides warmth in the high altitude of The Mountain Kingdom.
ARTISANS & VALUES
We stock the Basotho Khotso blankets, which have a deep cultural significance and history with the Basotho people of South Africa. Basotho tribal blankets are traditionally worn as part of everyday life.
Established in 1953, Aranda is the oldest blanket manufacturer in South Africa. Known for producing high-quality, traditional style blankets that last the test of time. A household name in South Africa, Aranda was born out of the merging of cultures and passion for high-quality, sustainable design.
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Materials: 90% Acrylic, 10% Polycotton.
Sizing: 155cm x 165cm
Machine washable at 30degrees or less, leave to dry naturally.
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