Winter in Lesotho means it is time for wearing blankets. Actually, Basotho wear blankets throughout the year, however, the blanket game is stepped up in the winter.
|Women dressed up for our swearing-in ceremony. They are wearing seshoeshoe dresses and formal kobos.|
Men tie their kobo on the side, while women pin theirs in the center of the chest like a cape. For women, ensuring the lines of the kobo are even is of vital importance. Most Basotho have at least one nice kobo for dressy occasions and a number of older, well-worn ones that can be worn to stay warm on a daily basis.
|The women in my organization staying warm as we work by wearing their charlies.|