The Kharetsa design depicts as its centrepiece the Spiral Aloe, which is found only high in the Maluti mountains of Lesotho. This rare Aloe plant cannot survive outside its natural habitat. Though widely sought for ornamental purposes, it is actually a criminal offence in Lesotho and South Africa to remove or purchase the Spiral Aloe plant or its seeds. This central Aloe motif is surrounded by the unique shields of the Basotho people and their signature hats.
About the brand
Mountain Kingdom blankets are manufactured by a fourth generation family business in Randfontein, South Africa, near Johannesburg- first opening in 1953 and despite constant growth and improvements, the facility has been in constant operation on the same 17-acre location ever since. Now a fourth generation owned and operated family business, the factory was originally founded in 1950 by Dr. Rodolfo Magni when he and much of his family were forced to flee Italy in the aftermath of world war ii.
Though respectful of their Italian roots, the factory is a proudly South African company, with over 63 years growing, evolving and thriving within a dynamic South African political and economic landscape.
They are also an important and ethical source of employment in the textile industry, being the only fully vertical blanket manufacturing operation currently operating on the continent.
Materials + care instructions
-50% Virgin Merino Lambswool
-155cm x 165cm (61"x65")