Glass Bead Peace Symbol Pin - Medal Style*
Special Handmade Designs for PEACE PLEASE
Whether pinned to a backpack or gown, these pieces of wearable art look great on,
send a needed message, and support an excellent cause.
(*see also the MONKEYBIZ round-shaped peace pins)
Ceramic artists Barbara Jackson and Shirley Fintz, together with Mataphelo Ngaka,
have facilitated a revival of an ancient beading tradition in Southern Africa. A desire to create employment and
empowerment for disadvantaged women in Cape Town led to the creation of "MONKEYBIZ.
MONKEYBIZ supply richly coloured glass beads to women in
townships of Cape Town (Khayelitsha, Mandela Park and Phillipi). The 450 women involved in the project
are currently producing exquisite handbeaded artworks-each a unique one off creation. Each women is paid for every item produced and since they work from home,
can look after their families and avoid transport costs. Every two weeks the leaders of each area
bring the completed products to Monkeybiz headquarters in the city centre.
MonkeyBiz is a non-profit organisation - all profits go back into the communities.
PEACE PLEASE is
honored to support this incredible effort.
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