Nosandise Mvinjana

Age 44

Nosandise is married with 3 Children. Since 2002 her children, husband, sister-in-law and niece all do beadwork for Monkeybiz. Nosandise together with Nosakhamzi learnt her skill from Makatiso Ngaka.

Do you remember your ancestors doing beadwork? No but I know that beadwork was used by the Witch doctors (Amaqirha).

What has Monkeybiz meant to you? Being part of Monkeybiz feels good, because before I was suffering and today I have many things.

Do you bead full time or part time? We bead full time as a family

Have you been to the workshops? Yes we have and have am very excited because I have experience for doing something that is different from what I was doing before

Do you feel like artists? Yes I feel empowered and am happy that I know I can do any design, I am able to take responsibility of my family. I also learn to give back to other people. When they want to be part of Monkeybiz I show them where they can go and help them when they bead, and few of us have a shop stamp saving that we do monthly. I am also asked to come and assist at the monkeybiz studio to do new samples.

Nosandise Mvinjana

Age 44

Nosandise is married with 3 Children. Since 2002 her children, husband, sister-in-law and niece all do beadwork for Monkeybiz. Nosandise together with Nosakhamzi learnt her skill from Makatiso Ngaka.

Do you remember your ancestors doing beadwork? No but I know that beadwork was used by the Witch doctors (Amaqirha).

What has Monkeybiz meant to you? Being part of Monkeybiz feels good, because before I was suffering and today I have many things.

Do you bead full time or part time? We bead full time as a family

Have you been to the workshops? Yes we have and have am very excited because I have experience for doing something that is different from what I was doing before

Do you feel like artists? Yes I feel empowered and am happy that I know I can do any design, I am able to take responsibility of my family. I also learn to give back to other people. When they want to be part of Monkeybiz I show them where they can go and help them when they bead, and few of us have a shop stamp saving that we do monthly. I am also asked to come and assist at the monkeybiz studio to do new samples.

Nosandise with daughters Unathi and Mandisa

Nosandise Mvinjana

Age 44

Nosandise with daughters Unathi and Mandisa

Nosandise is married with 3 Children. Since 2002 her children, husband, sister-in-law and niece all do beadwork for Monkeybiz. Nosandise together with Nosakhamzi learnt her skill from Makatiso Ngaka.

Do you remember your ancestors doing beadwork? No but I know that beadwork was used by the Witch doctors (Amaqirha).

What has Monkeybiz meant to you? Being part of Monkeybiz feels good, because before I was suffering and today I have many things.

Do you bead full time or part time? We bead full time as a family

Have you been to the workshops? Yes we have and have am very excited because I have experience for doing something that is different from what I was doing before

Do you feel like artists? Yes I feel empowered and am happy that I know I can do any design, I am able to take responsibility of my family. I also learn to give back to other people. When they want to be part of Monkeybiz I show them where they can go and help them when they bead, and few of us have a shop stamp saving that we do monthly. I am also asked to come and assist at the monkeybiz studio to do new samples.

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