One of the most important experiences people can have in Lesotho is with creative expression, including music and dance. Dancing is sacred, social, and central to marking many important events. I think of Ghana as holding the beat for the world – keeping rhythm central so we all can walk, move and shimmy.
Basotho graphics are inspired by traditional culture in Lesotho. This image is of a traditional dance performed by girls for the coming of age celebration. Girls use bottle caps strung together under the skirts to create a percussive sound while they dance. The skirts are upcycled from plastic feed sacks.
The image that uses lines is based on the lafielo traditional broom. Corn is a mainstay crop in Lesotho, so the image of corn is central to many Basotho designs.
These shirts were made by Allmade, a company dedicated to improving living conditions for families and children in Haiti. To learn more about the shirt that our design was printed on, visit allmade.com/pages/about