Barali

„Barali promotes sustainable production, through our activities we aim to achieve improved sustainability in all areas where we are active participants, especially in Lesotho where most of our production takes place.“

About Barali

  • Mookho Ntho and Moliehi Mafantiri
  • 2 full-time employees & 30 artisans
  • Maseru, Lesotho 
  • Mohair carpets and throws
  • https://keronabarali.com

Barali is a sustainable homeware brand founded by Mookho Ntho, Creative Director and Moliehi Mafantiri, Operations Director, in Maseru, Lesotho. All products are made from either 100% mohair from Lesotho or blended with wool from South Africa. Since women empowerment lies at the core of the brand, the founders produce their designed pieces with the local artisan businesses in Lesotho reviving traditional Basotho weaving techniques.

As an upcoming visual artist Mookho Ntho specialises in surrealist paintings. Her early works explored themes of social activism, poaching and famine. But now, Key aspects of her work include fashion, and the use of bright colour to evoke emotions. A large part of her art is driven by the need to create visuals, which she did not see of black people in mainstream media, especially black African women, during her upbringing. She is represented by Undiscovered Canvas, a company that promotes African creative industries in Europe. Her motto is "Create with Intent". 

Moliehi Mafantiri is an anthropologist in learning with a deep passion for anthropology, gender equity, and geography. As a young Africa woman, she was motivated to raise awareness about sexual harassment and assault. Thus, she considers one of her biggest achievements to be co-founding a campaign, TooTaboo, that addressed those social issues and sought to educate people on consent and sex. 

The empowerment of local artisans, reviving traditional Basotho craftsmanship and using natural resources found in Lesotho are at the heart of Barali. For the throws, Barali works with the Leribe Craft Center in Hlotse, Lesotho. The center counts with 20 artisan women who handspin the mohair fibers into yarn, dye and weave it. The iconic Mpate rugs are produced with Maseru Tapestries and Mats in Maseru, Lesotho, where 10 Basotho women weavers the art of traditional tapestry weaving from mohair fibers.

Barali aims at empowering Basotho women by reviving their traditional craft to create unique design pieces using exclusively locally sourced resources. 

With every purchase of an object by Barali you not only support the growth of the brand but WLP also directly contributes its profits to providing support to the communities of the weavers from Basotho, Lesotho.

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Mpate Rug Barali Carpet - White Label Project
Mpate Rug Barali Carpet - White Label Project
Mpate Rug Barali Carpet - White Label Project
Mpate Rug Barali Carpet - White Label Project
Mpate Rug Barali Carpet - White Label Project

Mpate Rug

750.00 EUR
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Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project

Tsireletso Throw

200.00 EUR
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Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project
Tsireletso Throw Barali Throw - White Label Project

Tsireletso Throw

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