Chai Modern has always worked with local Jewish artists and to this end, we have done a collaborative range with Monkey Biz.

Monkey Biz was started in 1999 by Barbara Jackson & Shirley Fintz, and is dedicated to reviving the tradition of African Beadwork by taking the love and knowledge that is passed down from mother to child, and becoming the bridge between traditional beadwork and contemporary artwork.

Monkey Biz is an economic upliftment program focused in impoverished areas in South Africa, aimed specifically at women's empowerment. Through Monkey Biz, we are fortunate enough to have access to the work of over 200 talented bead artists. Not only are these women able to express themselves artistically, but they are able to support themselves and their families through this work. 

Each piece represents community, social upliftment & women’s empowerment.

Every artwork is tagged with the artist's name.

Each creation is a one-off that is impossible for the bead artist to recreate, however we endeavor to make each piece of the range as similar and representative of their image as possible.

We hope that you’ll enjoy each piece of your Chai Modern  & Monkey Biz collab as much as our family has enjoyed creating them.

As these items are hand beaded, no two pieces will be exactly the same, and additional lead time for production is required.

Hanging Dreidel:

8cm Diameter

3.15" Diameter


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.

Shipping costs to all major cities in South Africa is included.

All our products are produced locally with love and care, therefore, lead time to shipping for all our products is currently 3 - 4 weeks.


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