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Bead by Bead : Reviving an Ancient African Tradition: The Monkeybiz Story

Viljoen, Dion

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ISBN 10: 1770093826 / ISBN 13: 9781770093829
Published by Jacana Media, Sunnyside, Auckland Park, South Africa, 2007
Condition: As New Soft cover
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143pp. Card wrappers with folded panels, with pink, black and white elephant illustrated on front cover, as if framed by ornate brass oval frame, with rose borders and yellow and white lettering. Bead by Bead: Brick by Brick Exhibition (at Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA) announcement card laid in, along with "ArtAidsArt" flyer re Altadena CA arts group connecting with Monkeybiz. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002962

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Title: Bead by Bead : Reviving an Ancient African ...

Publisher: Jacana Media, Sunnyside, Auckland Park, South Africa

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Card Wraps with Folded Panels

Book Condition:As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Reviving an ancient beading tradition in Southern Africa, this resource showcases the funky, innovative, and visually stunning bead art created by the woman of MonkeyBiz, a uniquely successful grassroots project that gives employment to poor women and provides them with skills training and HIV/AIDS support. The project employs 450 disadvantaged women from around Cape Town, and serves as a model for nongovernmental organizations and individuals who wish to harness creativity to create employment and empowerment.

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Barbara Jackson is one of South Africa’s best known artists and has been creating unique and beautiful ceramics for more than 30 years. She is the founder of Monkeybiz; an organization that takes care of people’s needs while harnessing their creativity. Kristy Evans began working with Monkeybiz in 2005 as the special projects and organizational development manager.

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