Basotho hat, noun phrase

Origin:
See Mosotho.
A conical hat, woven of reeds, with a decorative ‘topknot’, traditionally worn by Basotho men.
1973 Daily Dispatch 16 June 19 (advt)Grass Mats; Basuto Hats; Wooden Curios.
1973 Seek July 2At another place he was vested in cape, mitre, and crozier consisting of Basotho hat, blanket and stick!
[c1976 H. Flather Thaba Rau 38He had always found the Basutos pleasing to the eye,..the women wearing gay doeks..the men the traditional straw hats.]
1989 J. Hobbs Thoughts in Makeshift Mortuary 60A photograph of King Moshoeshoe beaming under a conical straw Basotho hat worn with third world panache above a well-cut navy suit and club-striped tie.
[1990 Sunday Times 21 Oct. (Mag. Sect.) 78There are ID books, security passes, disposable nappies, grass Lesotho hats, Teddy bears, sleeping-bags aplenty.]
A conical hat, woven of reeds, with a decorative ‘topknot’, traditionally worn by Basotho men.

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