Traditionally worn by African royal dancers during important ceremonies, the headdress known as the Juju Hat is a symbol of prosperity, believed to possess the positive qualities of birds and beauty. Each Juju Hat is handcrafted in Cameroon with natural feathers and stitched onto a woven raffia support. The Juju Hat has evolved into a contemporary piece in wall decor for homes and other interior spaces.
Bamileke hats have been used for hundreds of years in Cameroonian festivities and ceremonies, where the headdress denote power and wealth for the wearer. Today, these breathtaking works of art are often used as wall decorations, though their materials and means of construction remains much the same.
This tassel necklace from Uganda brings together handmade paper beads, cow horn and lustrous silvery glass beads in a sophisticated adornment that pairs beautifully with a variety of wardrobe choices.
Because this is a handcrafted item that includes natural components, each necklace will vary slightly. Size: 37"L, 5"L tassel.
Ugandan artisans working together as Ajuna handcraft more refined and tightly rolled than other paper beads coming from Africa to make these petite beads. The beads are eco-friendly and vibrant, and support grassroots efforts to bolster healthy African communities.
Handcrafted from finely woven organic cotton, these broad scarves feature a delicately dyed gray stripe and finished with crocheted baubles.
Each incredibly soft and translucent scarf is made using traditional bogolan fabric that has been tie-dyed with indigo and natural dyes. The scarves are 100% organic cotton and made by a women's cooperative recognized for its work by UNESCO.
Measures 68"L x 20"W.
The Cooperative Djiguiyaso (House of Hope) represents a group effort between more than 100 talented craftswomen in Mali. This Bamako-based cooperative uses traditional bogolan tie-dyed with indigo and makes use of its artisans’ skills in crochet, weaving, spinning, cutting, and sewing. All products are made from 100% organic cotton. In 2010, the cooperative was recognised for its work by UNESCO.
Eco-friendly and fair trade, this African bracelet is made by polishing pieces of cow bone and stringing them together on jewelry elastic. Artisans hammer small brass studs into each segment of bone to add visual appeal.
These comfortable bracelets stretch to fit most wrists and measure 2.5"W.
Joseph operates a small jewelry and accessories workshop in his home in Nairobi's Mathare neighborhood. Together with two talented young men, he crafts beautiful adornments from readily available and iconic Kenyan materials.