These beautiful feathered Juju Hats are very popular in Cameroon. This full, pure-white example of the craft is well-formed with a nice centre cluster, making it perfect for wall art with a huge impact.
About Juju Hats:
The grasslands surrounding the beautifully forested volcanic mountains of Cameroon are home to a diversity of chiefdoms, kingdoms and villages. Some of the most important tribes include the Bamoun in the East, the Bamileke in the South and the Tikar, east of the Bamoun. During royal court affairs, the chiefs, dignitaries and important dancers of these kingdoms wear a spectacular headdress known as the Tyn or Juju hat.
These large, bright hats consist of big, vibrant bird feathers in a wide variety of colours, including white. The feathers, considered rare objects of beauty that embodying the freedom, allure and flight of the birds themselves, are a symbol of prosperity in Cameroon. Each feather is carefully sewn onto a covered raffia fiber base, and then arranged with the others to splay out into a massive, dynamic circle.
When not in use between festivities, the Juju Hat can be neatly folded in on itself for easy storage.
Large: 30" diameter
Small: 19" diameter