Beaded baboon art animals are available as unique handcrafted, one-of-a-kind home decor showcase pieces. Experience South African beading at its finest. The Monkeybiz initiative empowers South African women to take back control of their lives and their destinies through the age-old tradition of beaded art.
Monkeybiz is an economic upliftment project dedicated to reviving the traditional craft of African beadwork and empowering women to become financially independent. Since 2000 Monkeybiz has supported in the region of 300 bead artists to continue creating these unique artworks. All profits for the sale of artworks go back into the community where bead artists are provided with year-end bonuses and funeral cover for their immediate families.
The crowning achievement of Monkeybiz is that it recognises and develops the artistic ability of people who have never had the opportunity to express themselves through art. Monkeybiz provides a platform for beaders to become artists within their own right.