Welcome! Amidst the clutter of countless online interior design images, I have found smart, stylish, simple (and some not-so-simple) room designs. They were lovingly collected to admire,to inspire, and to share with you. I hope you find great inspiration and even greater enjoyment. xo Valerie
Friday, April 27, 2012
Feathered Cameroon Juju Hats + Other Feathered Head-toppers
What is that poof-thing on the wall? I've been asking myself that.
So I decided to research it a bit and show you how I fell in love!
If you can't Wear them, Wall them: They are Cameroon's tribal Juju Hats.
Feathers are sewn onto raffia, and worn as hats by Cameroon's tribal leaders and by others of importance.
The hats symbolizebeauty ( the rare beauty of the feathers), prosperity, and the positive qualities associated with birds.
So now that understand, I LOVE them!
The inside of the hat:
As wall decor:
In the UK it's done a bit differently:
And also at Mardi Gras:
Interestingly, each example -- regardless of sex, race or continent -- connotes status.