Portraits of Basotho men and women wearing likobo* by Joel Tettamanti.
*(blankets - pronounced: di-ko-bo)
Up to approximately 600 years ago furs, skins and even dried grass were used to keep out the cold during the winter months. By 1860 it was becoming more difficult to procure sufficient skins for Karosses and by 1872 many of the old sheepskin covers had been replaced by crudely made cotton or woolen blankets.
Although blanket styles have been subject to outside influences, they are still to this day closely linked with the milestones of Basotho family life.