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:
"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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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-26

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

$118
Beaded Antelope
SKU: cpd-27

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

$118
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
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 Pony
SKU: CPD-41

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

$85
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
Product Status: 
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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
Product Status: 
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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 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-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 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 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-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 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-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-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 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 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 "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 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