Women of the MonkeyBiz Project

About the Artist

Artist Mathapelo Ngaka in Santa Fe, July 2006.
Artist Mathapelo Ngaka in Santa Fe, July 2006.
Capetown doll artist at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, NM, July 2005.
Capetown doll artist at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, NM, July 2005.

The 180 women currently participating in the project are producing a variety of one-of-a-kind dolls and bags. In designing and creating these artworks, the women draw on and renew the rich artistic traditions of their several ethnic groups - Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, Sotho and others. In thse works the bead artists of the Cape townships are creating a new, often humorous and sometimes quite startling synthesis of folk traditions.

Region:
Large Beaded Porcupine from Capetown
SKU: CPD-55

By Bonelwa Tela  - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(9 1/2" h. x 11" w. x 21" d.)

$295 $265.50

Beaded Horse/Zebra
SKU: CPD-72

By Lungibwa - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(16 1/2" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 17" l.)

$225

SKU: CPD-36

By Nokonga Titi - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(13 1/2" h. x 4" w. x 17 1/2" l.)

$225 $202.50

Beaded Porcupine from Capetown
SKU: CPD-54

By Bondisiwe Magoola - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(8" h. x 9" w. x 19 1/2" d.)

$195 $175.50

Beaded Lion
SKU: CPD-38

By Victoria - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(10" h. 4 1/2" w. x 10" l.)

$175

Beaded Zebra
SKU: CPD-86

By Nomthunzi Zelanga - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(10 1/2" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 9 1/2" l.)

$148

Beaded Horse
SKU: CPD-42

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(11" h. x 3" w. x 9" l.)

$125

Beaded Horse
SKU: cpd-28

By Victor Muinjana - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(12 1/2" h. x 10 1/2" l.)

$148 $118.40

Beaded Horse/Zebra
SKU: CPD-73

By Ziyanda Mramba - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(9" h. x 2" w. x 8 1/2" l.)

$110

Beaded Antelope
SKU: cpd-27

By Nancy Dyesi - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(9" h. x 10 1/2" l.)

$118 $94.40

Beaded Pony
SKU: CPD-41

By Mayehzeke - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(7" h. x 3" w. x 6" l.)

$85

 Beaded "Tall Doll" with Baby from Capetown
SKU: CPD-85

By Doris Hlekani - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(18" h. x 3" w. x 2" d.)

$78

Beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-56

By Doris Hlekani - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(18" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2" d.)

$78

Beaded "Tall Doll" with Baby from Capetown
SKU: CPD-84

By Phatiswe Ncopayi - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(16 1/2" h. x 5" w. x 2" d.)

$78

Yellow Man on Red - Beaded Bag
SKU: CPBD-02

Capetown, South Africa, c.2005.
Glass beads, cotton thread.  Similar design on back.
(7" h. x 5 1/4" w. with 42" beaded strap.)

$75

"Lisa" - Beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-53

By Noloyisi Maphakati - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(21" h. x 11 1/2" w. x 4 1/2" d.)

$565

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Beaded Horse
SKU: CPD-37

By Nande - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(13 1/2" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 12 1/2" l.)

$195

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Beaded Porcupine from Capetown
SKU: CPD-71

By Nandipha Fule - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(9" h. x 10" w. x 16 1/2" d.)

$195

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Beaded Horse
SKU: cpd-29

By Zoweka Tyhulu - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(13 1/2" h. x 12 1/2" l.)

$168

Product Status: 
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Beaded Mermaid Doll
SKU: CPD-15

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(8" h. x 18" l.)
 

$165

Product Status: 
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Beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-14

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(19" h.)

$165

Product Status: 
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Beaded Antelope
SKU: CPD-87

By Nadipa Mzinjaa - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(10 1/2" h. x 3" w. x 9 1/2" l.)

$148

Product Status: 
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Beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-21

By Elsie - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(18" h. x 9" w.)

 

$128

Product Status: 
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Beaded Horse
SKU: cpd-26

By Nwabisa Munzana - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(10" h. x 9 1/2" l.)

$118

Product Status: 
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Beaded Horse
SKU: CPD-40

By Unathi Mvinjana - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(9" h. x 2 1/2" w. x 9 1/2" l.)

$115

Product Status: 
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Beaded Antelope
SKU: CPD-88

By Nomthandazo Nyhontso - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(9 1/2" h. x 3" w. x 8" l.)

$110

Product Status: 
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Beaded Horse
SKU: CPD-39

By Nololamo Mjanboa - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(6 1/2" h. x 2" w. x 9 1/2" l.)

$110

Product Status: 
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Beaded Buck
SKU: CPD-43

By Thozama Mvitiyo - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(7" h. x 2 1/4" w. x 7" l.)

$85

Product Status: 
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Beaded Doll
SKU: cpd-34

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(18" h. x 3" w.)

$84

Product Status: 
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Beaded Antelope
SKU: CPD-19

By Nolwando - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(8 1/2" h. x 9 1/2" l.)

$78

Product Status: 
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Beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-33

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(13 1/2" h. x 3" w.)

 

$72

Product Status: 
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Beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-32

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(12 1/2" h. x 3" w.)

$72

Product Status: 
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Beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-25

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(12 1/2" h. x 3" w.)

 

$68

Product Status: 
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Beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-57

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(13" h. x 2 1/2" w. x 1 1/2" d.)

$58

Product Status: 
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beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-23

By Victoria - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(12 1/2" h. x 3" w.)

 

$58

Product Status: 
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Beaded "Tall Doll" with Baby
SKU: CPD-82

By Vuyokasi Khethani - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(13" h. x 4" w. x 2" d.)

$58

Product Status: 
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Beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-58

By Monic Jayiya - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(13" h. x 2 1/2" w. x 1 1/2" d.)

$48

Product Status: 
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Beaded Elephant
SKU: CPD-63

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(2 3/4" h. x 2 1/2" w. x 4 1/2" l.)

$45

Product Status: 
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Beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-59

By Mona October - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(6 1/2" h. x 4 1/2" w. x 1 1/4" d.)

$38

Product Status: 
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Beaded Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-77

By Mona - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(6 1/4" h. x 3 1/4" w. x 2" d.)

$38

Product Status: 
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Beaded "Angel" Doll from Capetown
SKU: CPD-81

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(5 1/2" h. x 3 1/4" w. x 1 1/4" d.)

$36

Product Status: 
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Beaded Lion
SKU: CPD-44

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(3 1/2" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 4 1/2" l.)

$36

Product Status: 
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Beaded Elephant
SKU: CPD-45

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(3" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 4" l.)

$36

Product Status: 
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Beaded Buck
SKU: CPD-46

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(3 3/4" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 4 1/2" l.)

$36

Product Status: 
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Beaded Elephant
SKU: CPD-47

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(3 1/2" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 4 1/2" l.)

$36

Product Status: 
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Beaded Zebra/Horse
SKU: CPD-48

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(3 1/2" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 4 1/4" l.)

$36

Product Status: 
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Beaded Antelope
SKU: CPD-49

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(4" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 3 1/2" l.)

$36

Product Status: 
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Beaded Antelope
SKU: CPD-51

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(3 1/2" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 3 3/4" l.)

$36

Product Status: 
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Beaded Horse/Zebra
SKU: CPD-70

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(3 1/2" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 4" l.)

$34

Product Status: 
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Beaded Antelope
SKU: CPD-69

Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(3" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 3 1/2" l.)

$32

Product Status: 
Sold