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Basotho Hat

The conical “Basotho Hat” has changed over the centuries. It began with a slendor “spike” at the top, and then during the Second World War, …

Basotho Hat
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Date: Contemporary
Coverage: Lesotho

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The conical “Basotho Hat” has changed over the centuries. It began with a slendor “spike” at the top, and then during the Second World War, the British Home Industries initiative encouraged the inclusion of a “crown” on top of the spike which is now fairly standard. The image here shows a different version, with a broader rounded “spike”.

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