The Basotho People - Last updated 21 June 2006

TRC would like to thank Mr. Chuck and Mr. David Linn for letting us use some of their pictures

initiation.jpg (47864 bytes)   Boy and cat     Boy with instrument
Initiation school for young girls   Boy and cat   Two Basotho at their sunken homestead at Mohale Dam   Herdboy with self-made instrument
Riding a donkey   Man with peas   Woman with springbok   Boys at a swimming hole
Riding a donkey   Prize peas   Lady with springbok   At the swimming hole
Lone herdboy Boy playing instrument Children in southern Lesotho A lot of work is done by hand
Herdboy Playing banjo Children in rural Lesotho A lot of work is done by hand
 
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Playing the traditional instrument called Lesiba Basotho children near Semonkong Age is respected in Lesotho Blanket and headscarf are the traditional attire
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The traditional hat mokorotlo is popular among the Basotho Herbs containing menthol are applied directly The Mohair wool is spun with simple tools Basotho are famous for their Mohair tapestries
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Traditional dancers at the inauguration of Mohale Dam The national football team is called Likoena (Crocodiles) Papa, the traditional maize meal is cooked on the open fire In the summer, shade is essential
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A ride on a pickup saves time Young Basotho girls Mosotho woman in traditional outfit An old woman in front of her rondavel in the highlands
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Women harvesting in northern Lesotho With the wool, beautiful carpets are being woven A street restaurant Pony rider in Semonkong
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Communication plays an important role for the Basotho Students at Thetsane High School High school student near St. Roderick High school students  in Morija learning to farm
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Boys in Makhoroana A shoe seller in Maseru Meat is important for every feast The colours of the outfit represent the colour of the chief
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Maize is being offered everywhere In the season you will meet many peach sellers along the roads Many Basotho wear the traditional conical hat Basotho are a sportive nation
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An old man in the highlands Man in Ha Sekake Arguing woman The slaughtering is done on the pitso ground
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A pitso, a traditional gathering Young men in a rural area Women at a pitso  

More galleries:
The People
The Landscape
Winter in Lesotho
The capital Maseru
Rural Life
Urban Life
TRC's 25th Anniversary Celebrations
Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Morija Arts Festival

 

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