Join us for an extraordinary fashion show celebrating Africa Day, where the timeless elegance of Basotho blankets showcased in the Sutha Ke Fete, Sanlam Gallery exhibition meets the innovative designs of Thabo Makhetha. Experience a majestic fusion of past, present, and future in this unmissable event.

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Sutha Ke Fete: The Art of the Basotho Blanket

Sutha ke Fete means ‘make way so I may pass’ in Sesotho; an invitation to make way for an imagined passerby, wrapped in a richly decorated heritage blanket.

This is the title of the first-ever exhibition of the globally iconic Basotho blankets in the Western Cape, presented by Sanlam in collaboration with the National Museum in Bloemfontein.

The exhibition will run until 14 June 2024 at the Sanlam Art Gallery in Bellville, before moving to Sanlam’s Art Lounge in Sandton, Johannesburg, for Heritage Month

Dikeledi, SS2024 Collection:

Introducing the elegant and thought-provoking ‘Dikeleli” collection by Thabo Makhetha.

In celebration of 200 years of the Basotho nation, this collection delves deep into the rich history of Basotho textiles, to a time before the Basotho blankets, when the Bantu clans were renowned for their work with leather.

In developing this collection we have crafted our very own cotton textile,  lighter and more fluid than the traditional wool. The thetana, worn by women during their traditional dances, is reimagined, using recycled materials.

The intricate pattern found in the weave and printed onto the leather is named Dikeledi, in honor of my grandmother. "She continues to be a guardian angel in my life and that has greatly influenced my path in this career."

We offer two enticing ticket options for this exclusive event:

  1. General Ticket: Free

    • Includes welcome drink and snacks
    • Cash bar
  1. Kobo Ticket: R 600

    • Includes welcome drink and Snacks
    • Includes Kobo Scarf (Valued R1099) / R600 online Voucher Offer only valid with online ticket purchase and not at event
    • Drinks Coupon

Don't miss this opportunity to witness the fusion of art, culture, and heritage in an unforgettable Fashion Show. Don't delay, get your tickets now.

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