Juju hats have become a designer favorite over the past few years. They’re part of the growing trend toward textural wall art–and these colorful African headdresses are most certainly works of art. They were initially created to be worn during ceremonial events by prominent members of the Bamileke tribes of Tikar and Babanki tribes from Cameroon in West Africa. These days, they are handmade by villagers throughout rural Cameroon. Each one takes two to three days to complete and can only be made during the dry months of the year so that the grass and feathers (natural or dyed) can dry completely before they are woven together.
The most difficult part about a Juju hat is deciding on a color–there are tons of gorgeous possibilities. Before you get overwhelmed with options, decide whether you want to complement your home’s palette or contrast with big pop of color. (Have to have one? You can find them online from sites like Safari Fusion and Etsy.) For more inspiration, check out some of our favorite rooms decorated with juju hats.
Yellow Juju Hat
This yellow Juju hat provides a bold pop of color to an otherwise subtly decorated room. Via Style at Home