Large Hand Beaded Penguins
South Africa is home to the African penguin, the inspiration for these whimsical creations. Beaded by the talented women of Monkeybiz, each piece is an original – just like the penguins themselves. Created bead-by-bead, one at a time, with precision and care, these adorable, beautiful penguins are now ready for your home or mantel!
Size: 4 1/4" tall x 5 1/4" long (front to back) x 1 3/4" wide
Consider purchasing the Baby Beaded Penguin to complete your set!
These beautiful, beaded penguins were created by artisans employed by MONKEYBIZ, a non-profit organisation promoting the modern beadwork of 450 artists who live in and near Cape Town, South Africa. The crowning achievement of MONKEYBIZ is that it recognizes and develops the artistic ability of people who have never had the opportunity to express themselves through art. MONKEYBIZ is dedicated to reviving the tradition of African Beadwork, taking the love and knowledge that is passed down, over the centuries, from mother to child and becoming a bridge from traditional bead works into contemporary artworks. MONKEYBIZ may be a small dot on this planet but makes huge footprints on this earth.