The Juju hat also known as Bamileke or Tyn hats, made by the Bamileke tribes in Cameroon, have come a long way from being traditional ceremonial headdress to adourning beautiful interior designer homes as contemporary wall hangings.
The headdresses are made of natural or dyed chicken feathers, these feathers are stitched onto a woven raffia support that can be folded or unfolded.
Intricately made by villagers in rural Cameroon, each hat is unique and takes 2-3 days to complete. These artisans have been making these hats for years and are master weavers. They are made during the dry months of the year so the grass and feathers can dry before manufacture. The grass base of the hats are delicately woven to create a strong backing for the wood slats which run up the sides creating a large circular platform for all the cured and dyed feathers which are then fitted one at a time to create the beautiful textured Juju Hats which are so appealing. The Juju hat folds up into itself to be very portable when moving or storing.
Small: 20 inches (50cm)
Large: 32 inches (80cm)
Chicken feathers and strips of cola wood.