I am so excited I had to share! My friend Whitney just returned from South Africa and guess what she brought me? That’s right! A Cameroon JuJu Hat!!! Typically sold for between $400-$800.00 she got mine for $120!!! I am sooooo excited!!! Isn’t it beautiful? Traditionally these tribal hats are worn by the village chiefs. They are a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Made of bird feathers painstakingly hand sown onto a raffia base, these beauties have been the darlings of the design world for ages. When not in use they fold into a neat little bundle for storage. To hang all you do is fold out the hat kinda like an umbrella. You can mash the ribs down to open all the way. There is a little loop on the back to hang it on the wall. I asked her for a white one, but she found this awesome natural colored one which is even prettier than the white one! ( love sigh).. A special thanks to Connor her son who carried it on the plane! If you don’t know what a JuJu is you can read all about them here
It is currently hanging in my dining room but I may have to move it to another
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