Sock Monkeys by Jan Willett of MonkeyShine Studio, Boston
As a sculptor, I am fascinated by the imaginary line between art object and plaything. Each of my animals is lovingly created as both a soft-sculpture and a toy, equally at home in your curio cabinet and in your child’s arms. My approach to the sock monkey – an icon of the inventive American spirit – is to re-create it for a new generation, as living folk-art and an invitation to play.
My sock monkeys are handmade with love in the USA, using American materials, and featuring recycled cotton fiber. They are machine-washable and crib safe.
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