Wednesday, May 20, 2009

History of a sock monkey

A sock monkey is a stuffed toy made from socks and fashioned in the likeness of a monkey. Sock monkeys hold a place in the culture of the United States and the culture of Canada as a symbol of folk art.

The genesis of the sock monkey came about when the craze of stuffed animals swept across Europe and into America, where it met the burgeoning arts and crafts movement in the United States. Mothers there took to sewing sock monkeys as toys for their children, and sock monkeys soon became a fixture of American nurseries. Read more

:"No wonder sock monkeys are more valuable~"

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