Sep 01 2017

Friday Finds – 10 Favorite Juju Hat Decor Ideas

I have this thing for Juju hats. I have for a few years. There are some styles that come and go in my love book, but seem to grow in my love for them over time. The first time I heard the name, I was like “juju what?” So just fyi, a Juju hat is a Bamiléké feather headdress or Tynhat. It is worn by the royal dancers of the Bamiléké tribes during important ceremonies held by the tribal chief. They symbolize prosperity and are believed to posses the positive qualities of birds and the beauty as well as fragility of life. They are native to the Congo. Many people have been copying them and making their own version, but I love buying the authentic ones because I love the history of them and that they are made on a continent I love.

I have always love decorating with textures. I love color and I love neutral and juju hats can go with both while adding the texture that every room deserves and needs. They are perfect for a nursery, a bathroom, a living room, a mantle….they are perfect for everywhere. That is why I love them! Just look below for a some inspiration and then go look around youse house for where you can add one because you need one!

Perfect mantle art (MegMade Dover Street Project)

They create warmth and beauty in a nusery (via Mint Arrow)

They are perfect for a hallway. (via Elle France)

They add that pop of color with all neutrals. (via Atlanta Homes)

They are even beautiful framed. (via My Scandinavian Home)

Conversation starter in an office (via Glitter Guide)

Black and white. Love this on top of the black shiplap. (via Country Magazine)

You can use them as a prop on a shelf. Genius (House of Hipsters)

I love tone on tone right now. This is so good! (via Mint Six Interiors)

Group them for more interest (via Merchant Studio)

Again, I love getting the authentic ones. Sometimes it is hard to tell whether they are a copy unless the place selling straight out says they are not authentic. Those are good too, but here are a few places I trust for authentic ones.

 

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