The Baotho blankets have a deep cultural significance and history.
The world renowned Basotho tribal blankets distinguish this nation 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 with the blessing of the Lesotho Royal Family.
What makes the Basotho blankets unique is the layout of the design, the various symbols used, the bold colour combinations and the characteristic 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 are manufactured from wool, which offers protection from the wind and rain and provides warmth in the high altitude of The Mountain Kingdom.
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Uraho (Hello in Kinyarwanda), it’s World Facts Thursday and our Country feature is: Rwanda
Location: East Africa
Capital City: Kigali
Govt system: Republican/Presidential
Gained Independence from: Belgium
1. You can start a business in 48 hours in Rwanda. It takes 11.1 days on average in OECD high income countries
2. Rwanda is leading Africa’s digital revolution. The Smart Kigali initiative will create access to free wireless internet on public buses, in hospitals, taxi parks, commercial buildings and restaurants
3. Rwanda has the world’s highest representation of women in parliament. 64% of Rwanda’s members of parliament are women.
4. Rwanda is one of the few African countries on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
5. Capital city of Rwanda (Kigali), is the most cleanest city in Africa 6. In 2007, Rwanda became the first country in the world to legislate an outright ban on plastic bags
RWANDAN FOOD: Mandazi, Ugali, Sambaza, Chapati Fun places: Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe forest National park, mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Kigali Genocide Memorial
7. Currency: Rwandan Franc
1USD= 905.832 RWG Source 1-6: (africabusiness2020 and explorerwandatours)
Sunrise mornings on the Orange River. Enjoy a cup of tea while you admire Kingfishers darting prey, Clawless otters, naughty Vervet monkeys and African Fish Eagles soaring above.
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If you are ever in the beautiful city of #CapeTown do yourself a favour and go on the #WalkingTours. They take you on some lovely parts of the city for free (but do feel free to tip the guide). Today I joined them for a walk to the #BoKaap and got to hear the story of the Malay Community whose ancestors came to the country either as slaves or artisans working for the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. They are known for the beautifully brightly painted houses and home to Kaap Malay cuisine ... #ExploreSouthAfrica#ShotLeft#ExploreAfrica#SouthAfrica#Africa
For thousands of years, the Maasai roamed the Serengeti and Ngorongoro areas freely. But today they must restrict their movements based on restrictive past colonial and government policies. #responsibletourism
Keep pushing. Show them what We are made of. We are more serious than heart attack ✊🏿
Mi sono innamorato alla Mostra Ex Africa, al Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna.
“Come narra la leggenda, Shiva e la consorte Parvati sorvolavano tranquilli la terra a bordo di una strana macchina fatta di fiori. All’improvviso, restarono abbagliati da una bellissima isola circondata dal mare color cobalto. Shiva, che portava il Gange sulla testa per salvare il mondo dalle alluvioni, stupito dalla visione e desideroso di sbarcare, fece cadere alcune gocce, prima sulla sua testa e poi in un cratere vulcanico che diede origine a un lago. Il Gange si intristì, pensando di aver gettato la sua preziosa acqua in un luogo disabitato, ma Shiva lo rassicurò, promettendogli che tutte le genti che vivevano lungo le sue rive, un giorno, si sarebbero trasferite sull’isola ed, ogni anno avrebbero compiuto in pellegrinaggio in quel luogo per offrirgli in dono l’acqua del lago. La fantastica isola di questa storia è Mauritius ed il cratere miracoloso è Gran Bassin. Il suo lago è divenuta un’importante meta di pellegrinaggio, dove ogni anno più di cinquecento mila hindu nell’isola, tornano a rendere omaggio a Shiva.” 📍Ganga Talao, Mauritius
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