I've spied these colorful, circular wall adornments in several magazine spreads recently, and wondered what they were.
Photo from The Shoot Factory
Turns out, they're feathered headdresses called Juju hats from the West African nation of Cameroon, where they're worn by tribal chiefs and dignitaries during ceremonial events.
When not in use, the hats can be employed as wall hangings that add intense pops of color in an otherwise neutral space -- a decorative use that photo stylists in London and New York have clearly picked up on.
Though it would of course be far more fabulous to journey to Cameroon and procure one there, you can also find Juju hats online. The pink one above, for instance, which measures 33 inches in diameter, is $325 from Authentic Africa. The red version below, not quite 32 inches, is $280 from Design My World.