Victoria England Blanket
The Victoria England is the oldest of the Basotho blanket brands. In 1897 Queen Victoria visited the then Basutoland during her Jubilee year. She gave King Lerotholi Letsie a blanket as a gift. He draped the blanket, poncho-style, over his shoulders and so began the blanket wearing tradition. The blanket was named Victoria England. The Basotho people had a great love and respect for Queen Victoria and the Victoria England blanket has become a sought after status symbol. There are six designs in the Victoria Collection: Pelo-Ha-Morena (Heart of the King); Crown; Badges of the Brave; Lehlako (Crest); Skin; Malakabe (Flame).
- Badges of the Brave (Scarlet Red/ Gold Yellow / Black OR Black / Blue)
- Crown (Peacock Blue / Black / Scarlet red stripe)
- Heart of the King (Black / Blue / Yellow Stripe)
Fabric: 50% Wool 50% Draylon Acrylic
Care: The best way to wash is to hand wash with course salt (the salt removes the dirt and keeps the fabric soft). However, it can be washed in the washing machine on a cool temperature - do not exceed 30 degrees Celsius.