South African born Liz, from Liz and Pip discovered these gorgeous art pieces on a recent trip to South Africa.
My first thought was, "I simply love them, the intricate work, the coloursand the characters.. With not much time before flying back to London the question was how many could I fit in my bag. Sadly, the answer was one..I don't pack lightly! So back to London with my large beaded goat (who I adore) and who is now sitting in on my mantlepiece." The constant "where did you get it from" questions from friends prompted Liz and Pip to see if they could sell them. They are the perfect gift. Each one comes with the artists name so you are able to collect more pieces from a particular artist.
Liz and Pip are now selling these beautiful South African artworks for the company Monkeybiz.
Monkeybiz create contemporary beaded artworks inspired by a traditional African craft that was facing obscurity. The beadwork is performed by a community of 450 women in the Khayelitsha township near Cape Town.
The fair trade project enhances economic stability and empowerment in the township settlement. Creating employment, training individuals, educating and feeding the wider community.
These two just look adorable sitting in the children's playroom.
We were looking at some old photos and found these…our friend Brydie had come to help us out at work and before we knew it this is what she'd made with some of our giftwrap and gift tags. We used them for one of our catalogues but thought we'd share them as great ideas for a children's bedroom or birthday party...