inTroducing: the original royals collection

English / Sotho

Basotho blankets are more than an aggregate of the fine materials, design and workmanship required to weave them.  Indeed, what began as a gift from Queen Victoria to King Moshoeshoe in 1860, today forms the basis of a proud living tradition and cultural legacy that is interwoven into the very social fabric of Basotho life, from birth, through rites of passage, and even in death.  As the Basotho say in their native tongue,  "Kobo ke phophelo" :  The blanket is life.  

Although there are imitations on the market, authentic Basotho blankets are exclusively manufactured by Aranda Textile Mills in partnership with the royal family of Lesotho.  Unknown Union is honored to be the only company in the world that has been granted the right to create apparel from the authentic Basotho blankets.  All manufacturing for this collection will be moved to Lesotho in 2016, and a portion of the proceeds will also be donated to Sentebale.org in support of its charitable work in Lesotho.  

 

Kobo tsa basotho hase bonyane ba masela feela a boreleli moetso kapa boetsebelo bohlokehang ho diroka. Kannete, ntho e qadileng e le mpho hotswa ho Mofumahadi Victoria ho Morena Moshoeshoe ka 1860, kajeno ke karolwana ya motheo WA boikgantsho ba mmole o phelang le lefa la setso seo eleng mokgwa wa dikamano bophelong ba Basotho, hotloha tswalong, hoya hoile hofihlella hoya lefung. Jwalo ka Basotho bare ka le leme la bona la sehae… Kobo ke phophelo.

Leha hole jwalo hona le liketsiso marakeng,empa likobo tsa nnete li etswa ke aranda kopanong mmoho le lelapa la Boreneng LA Lesotho.  Unknown Union ke khoebo fela lefats'eng lena lohle lahothola di ketso kahlompho ho tswelapele ka ho hodisa kobo tsena,  hore retlabere tswelapele hoetsatsa dikobo tsena habotsona eleng Lesotho hoqala ka 2016 hoseng jwalo di profits tse retlodietsa ditlabe di fuwa sentebale.org hosapota mosebetsi omotle ebauetsang wa dikhutsana.