Saturday, January 19, 2013

Morija Festival 2012

Every year, the town of Morija here in Lesotho hosts the Morija Arts and Cultural Festival, a celebration of Basotho culture and the arts.  While Kathy has attended in the past for work, this was my first visit. We got to see quite a variety of traditional dancing.

We also visited some booths, in one of which we bought some books about Lesotho and the Basotho.  But the highlight of the festival for me is captured here.  With apologies for our dying camera, you seem me standing behind a woman and her children as they peruse the local crafts.  That woman is Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen of Lesotho. No, really.

Special thanks to my ultra-cool wife for working her way back around the vendor's table to get this picture!

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