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In November of 2013, I made a trip to Cameroon to visit the Bamelieke tribal regions and to meet with the people who make the wonderful JUJU feather hats.

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I decided to travel to Cameroon because I had received over two hundred emails from customers of African Origins who wanted good quality white and off white JuJu Hats but didn’t want to have to mortgage their house in order to acquire one!

Here's Lily posing with one fresh off the ship!

Here’s Lily posing with one fresh off the ship!

The main problem with the JUJU hats available on Australian high streets is the quality and the price. By the time the white JUJU hat is offered for sale by a high street retailer, say in Melbourne for instance, the white JUJU hat will have been passed from one middle man to another on its way, normally to South Africa, where it is purchased by an Australian wholesaler before being shipped  out.

Whilst I have no problem with anyone trying to make a living, I thought paying up to $750.00 for a white JUJU hat in Melbourne when the actual on the ground cost in Cameroon was taken into account, was a bit steep and yet another example of how Australian pay more for just about everything.

You can buy a White or Off White JUJU hat from the African Origins warehouse in Melbourne, Australia by clicking on this link which will take you directly to our website and are secure payment platform.

http://www.africanorigins.com.au/juju-feather-hat-off-white/

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My trip to Cameroon was one of the best trips over to Africa I have ever done. The people are very friendly and I found it fascinating watching the Bamelieke make these wonderful hats which are traditionally much larger and are worn by tribal elders of high status. The success of the white JUJU hat as a modern interior design detail in the West, has generated many flow on benefits to communities in Northern Cameroon.

After a few hiccups along the way, a number of large boxes arrived at the African Origins warehouse in Melbourne and inside, much to my delight and considerable relief, were all the beautiful white JUJU hats I had purchased in Cameroon!

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We have been very busy shipping them out all over the world this last week and some of the feedback we have received from customers indicates they are delighted with the quality and the beauty of these white JUJU hats as much as we are! The best part of this story I have saved until last. We have got a huge stockpile of white JUJU hats and because we bought them directly, we can offer them for only AUS$420.00 each when purchased from the African Origins website.

You can buy a White or Off White JUJU hat from the African Origins warehouse in Melbourne, Australia by clicking on this link which will take you directly to our website and are secure payment platform.

http://www.africanorigins.com.au/juju-feather-hat-off-white/

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