Elelloang Basali Weavers
weavers, Lesotho


The Elelloang Basali (Be Aware Women) Weavers are a partnership of Basotho women who weave mohair rugs, tapestries, bags, table mats, and knit mohair jackets. Our beautiful, high quality weavings, which have been washed, mothproofed, dyed, woven and finished in our Lesotho studio, using local hand-spun mohair, will add a unique touch to your home or office and make wonderful gifts!

Since 1997, we have been working to take control of our lives and improve the quality of life for our children. The proceeds from every purchase you make go back to us, all Basotho women, to help us pay school fees and medical bills, and additional income goes to the development of the weaving partnership.

Designs celebrate the Basotho cultural heritage through the revival of Basotho Litema patterns (originally drawn into the walls of traditional Lesotho homes -- click the 'litema' link in the menu at left for more about these designs), depictions of the ancient Bushmen rock paintings throughout the region, and illustrate rural village life.
Lesotho, the "Kingdom in the Sky", is a land of beautiful sandstone buttes, fossilized footprints, traditional song and dance, and breathtaking mountain vistas. Experience and remember this world through our weavings!

We specialize in custom orders and company logos and we also ship abroad. Please come visit our workshop and showroom in Teyateyaneng.

Khotso, Pula, Nala! - Peace, Rain, Prosperity!


these pages submitted to africancraft.com by Elelloang Basali Weavers,
Nov. 2002 -- last updated, Dec. 2004