Home to a diversity of chiefdoms, kingdoms and villages are the grasslands of the beautifully forested volcanic mountains of Cameroon. Some of the most important tribes include the Bamoun in the East, the Bamileke in the South and the Tikar east of the Bamoun. During royal court affairs, the celebrants of these kingdoms wear a spectacular headdress known as the Tyn or Juju hat. The hat is worn by the chiefs, senior dignitaries, prominent officials and important dancers. This large bright hat consists of multi-colored bird feathers. The feathers range in a wide variety of colors including white. The feathers are carefully sewn onto a raffia fiber base, covered with material on the outside that splays out into a huge circle. When not in use between festivities, the Tyn hat can be neatly folded in on itself for easy storage. The feathers are utilized as rare objects of beauty, as a symbol of prosperity and for the wealth of positive qualities associated with birds. The Jujus offered have varying diameters when fully splayed. They are worn by adult dancers and teen initiates when celebrating and during rituals. The mini size hats are decorative reminders of such positive tribal events.
Our hats come in 5 basic sizes:
Extra Large with diameters ranging between 37-40 inches across.
Large with diameters ranging between 34-36 inches across.
Regular with diameters ranging between 30-33 inches across.
Junior with diameters ranging between 24-29 inches across.
Mini with diameters ranging between 19-22 inches across.
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Just to name a few:
Our Juju hats were viewed on Good Morning America at 8:30 am (EST)
DOMINO magazine editor Monica Biegler presented our hats during an exciting segment called "Turn this outfit into a room." Here she will show how you can take inspiration from fashion to decorate your home!
Our hats have appreared on "Myles of Style" featuring Ms. Kim Myles.