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Heritage Blanket in Corncob Black & Cobalt

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Regular price £165.00

Cozy and warm these large blankets have a deep cultural significance and history. I first discovered them 15 years ago on a trip to Africa. I have 4 in my home, in Brighton. 

Basotho tribal blankets distinguish themsleves from others by the way in which the blankets are worn as part of their everyday life.

What makes the Basotho blankets unique is the layout of the design, the various symbols used, the bold colour combinations and the characteristic pin-stripe. This stripe was originally a weaving fault which has become a unique part of the design and dictates how the blanket is worn. When worn in the traditional manner, on the plains of Africa the pin-stripe runs vertically symbolising growth.

The corncob is the most widely used motif throughout the range of the Basotho heritage blankets. In Basotho culture, maize is the staple food and therefore the corncob is a symbol of fertility and wealth. 

Traditionally Basotho blankets are manufactured from wool which offers protection from the wind and rain and provides warmth in the high altitude of The Mountain Kingdom.

Basotho heritage blankets are made in Isithebe, KwaZulu-Natal  and measure 165 cm square.

Size Guide

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One Size  XS Small Medium Large XL XXL
UK 8-14 8 10 12 14 16 18
Europe 36-42 36 38 40 42 44 46
USA 4-10 4 6 8 10 12 14
Japan 7-13 7 9 11 13 15 17

 

Our scarves are individually sized. 

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Creativity with purpose
We take beautiful images, drawings and paintings created by Sophie herself and rework them into illustrative, timeless designs. Our ethos lies in creative exploration, where art and fashion collide into collections of colour, pattern and print. We specialise in the unique, referencing and taking inspiration from natural phenomena and especially iconic Japanese paintings.

Sustainable values
We don’t use any plastic in our packaging. We hand deliver where possible and we collect and drop production pieces by hand. All of us walk to work. Our fabrics are purchased in the UK, we use UK print companies for our digital collections and our hand printing is done in house.

Our sustainability lies in our production process and in keeping our numbers small.

Read more on our Sustainability page. 

Care for your hero piece
We advise treating her kindly. Any silk items, especially our quintessential silk bomber jackets must be dry cleaned - and not just any old dry cleaner, but someone you trust to take care of her as well as you do. You'll treasure her for years to come. 

Satin silk scarves are happy to be hand washed in cool water. Use gentle detergent, don’t soak and gently wring out hanging to dry. Do not tumble dry. Cool iron on reverse. 

Please see the care label for other instructions.

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  • FREE tracked delivery to UK addresses
  • Postage fees will apply to non-UK addresses, this will be calculated at checkout 
  • All of our items are individually wrapped and boxed with care and attention to detail. If the item is a gift, contact us and we will add an extra Sophie Darling touch
  • Read our full shipping policy for more details
  • We are sure you'll love your piece. But if for any reason you need to return it, we are currently offering an extended return period of 30 days from receipt. Returns and exchanges.

All our items are individually wrapped and boxed with care and attention to detail. If the item is a gift please get in touch and we will add an extra Sophie Darling touch.

Our custom tissue is eco friendly, made from FSC certified paper, using cellulose fibres and soy based inks, which are 100% compostable. 

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