Love love love love love, do I have to say anything else? The shades of white, the texture and the story behind these Cameroonian Juju Hats: “During royal court affairs, tribal chiefs and dignitaries in the cameroonian kingdoms wear a spectacular headdress known as the tyn, or juju hat. the feathers are symbolic of prosperity, and represent the wealth of positive qualities associated with birds. the pieces, which are woven onto a raffia base, splay out into huge circles and make impactuful wall art.” There, what’s good enough for Cameroonian tribal chiefs is definitely good enough for us.
And this Zulu wirework basket is made, like most self respecting Zulu baskets, from phone wire, in the same way grass baskets are customarily woven. See, and here you thought you couldn’t learn anything new. The craft is known as mbegne. which the zulu people believe lends pride, dignity + warmth to a home; sets are traditionally given to a bride by her in-laws during the wedding ceremony.
And finally we have the Grenada lamp, made in a generations old workshop in , well, Grenada Spain. Beautiful even without having as cool a story as the other two. Check out the small collection of unique products over at Laviva.