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Basotho blanket, noun phrase

Origin:
See Mosotho.
A multi-coloured, traditionally patterned blanket, worn round the shoulders by Basotho men and women.
Note:
Ceremonial blankets are presented and worn as a mark of honour.
1957 B. Fraser Sunshine & Lamplight 5Particularly lovely were the Basuto blankets, which were mostly of light colouring with attractive patterns in all the brighter shades.
1989 J. Hobbs Thoughts in Makeshift Mortuary 166Their blankets fall almost to their shoes like long capes. It is impossible not to look dignified in a Basotho blanket.
A multi-coloured, traditionally patterned blanket, worn round the shoulders by Basotho men and women.

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