Juju hats have become a designer favorite in recent years. They’re part of the growing trend towards textured wall art – and these colorful African headpieces are sure to be works of art. They were originally created to be worn during ceremonial events by prominent members of the Bamileke tribes of the Tikar and Babanki tribes from Cameroon in West Africa. Nowadays they are handcrafted by villagers in rural Cameroon. Each process takes two to three days and can only be made during the dry months of the year to allow the grass and feathers (natural or colored) to dry completely before being woven together.
The hardest thing about a juju hat is choosing a color – there are tons of great options. Before you are overwhelmed with options, decide whether to complement the palette of your home or to contrast it with a large pop of color. (Do you need to have one? You can find them online at 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 adds a bold splash of color to an otherwise subtly decorated room. About style at home
Neon juju hat
Light pink juju
Juju hat wall
Orange juju hat
White juju hat