This circle cape known as ‘Kobo Ea Bohali’ or ‘Kobo’, was created by Thabo Makhetha, a luxury South African womenswear label established in 2009 by designer Thabo Makhetha-Kwinana. The cape is made from a traditional woolen Basotho blanket made by Aranda Textiles Mill, based near Johannesburg. Coats and capes made from these Basotho blankets form part of the designer’s winter collections. These blankets have a long history and are important symbols of status not only for people from Lesotho but for people with Sotho heritage across southern Africa. Thabo Makhetha-Kwinana was born in Lesotho and now lives in South Africa, her creations reflect and celebrate her Basotho heritage. Collected in South Africa for the Fashioning Africa collection.
Creator: Thabo Makhetha
Place: South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa