At Chai Modern we are privileged to partner with local Jewish talents like Monkey Biz to produce this highly celebratory, beaded range.

Founded in 1999 by Barbara Jackson and Shirley Fintz, Monkey Biz has revived and revitalised the time-honoured practise of African Beadwork to produce art that is both contemporary and traditional. In recognising and respecting African Beadwork as a legacy gifted from mother to child through generations, Monkey Biz has re-ignited this tradition amongst disadvantaged women in South Africa – now an ever-growing community of over 200 skilled bead artists.

These women not only have access to an artistic outlet in which to express themselves, but are economically empowered through their earnings in an ongoing effort towards upliftment and independence.

Each tchotchke and each bead upon it represents a woman; her talent; her community, and her personal dreams. That is why you will find her name on the tag attached to her art. And just as true art cannot be replicated, every hand-beaded piece is impossible to replicate. That said, we strive to ensure that similarity and consistency are achieved across our ranges.

We hope that you relish your tchotchkes from the Chai Modern and Monkey Biz collaboration as much as we relish this truly celebratory partnership! L’Chaim!


11cm H x 9cm W

4.33" H x 3.54" W


Our products are packaged to withstand the rigors of worldwide shipping.

All fragile items are packed between honeycomb structural board, and then placed into stable shipping cartons.

Order Process
We always endeavour to keep all items in stock, but this is not always possible. If out of stock, our production lead-time is 3-4 weeks. If you need your order to ship urgently, please email us:
Once picked and packed, your order is dispatched to our courier partner for delivery at your selected address.
Courier Partners -
ChaiModern uses DHL, Fedex and UPS depending on where in the world we are delivering to.
Delivery period in South Africa is usually 3-5 working days, some items can take up to 7 days.
 Once your order is dispatched we will email you a tracking number where you can track your order via.
International deliveries
All vat, duties and taxes on arrival of shipment are for the recipient’s account


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