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‘Motlatsi’ Jacquard Woven Blanket

Africa & the Diaspora


In the Black Panther films, Basotho blankets function as both armor and adornment. Basotho blankets date back to King Moshoeshoe I (c. 1786-1870), founder of the Basotho Kingdom of Lesotho. This particular example features a “Khosana” design created to celebrate the 1963 birth of Crown Prince Lerotholi Mohato Bereng Seeiso.