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Every year, Jek‘s talented husband Jeff makes her a new sock monkey. In past years he’s done a Sock Monkey de Willendorf, a Buddha Monkey, and a Sock Monkey de Milo. This year he’s done the Saras Sock Vati, representing the Hindu goddess of the arts, Sarasvati.

20 thoughts on “Saras Sock Vati

  1. that doesnt make any sense at all. It looks like a big black women with big brests and 4 hands..nothing like soc monkey (or) sarasvathi. its disrespectful too.

  2. If Sarasvati is truely the goddess of the arts then i think she would be glad that someone cared to fashion a handmade idol sock monkey or not its still art and made with love!

  3. 1. This doesn’t make sense because she’s not a monkey. This could have been done more respectfully and more aesthetically accurate.
    2. The racial implications of the post and the comments are problematic–I mean come on, this looking like a black woman? GG, do you THINK before you post?

  4. It’s no more disrespectful than its intent, and it’s intended to be a carefully handmade gift that falls in a series of famous figures depicted in a medium that just happens to be socks. You wouldn’t call an oil painting of the same figure disrespectful. I think this is lovely and would have posted it myself if Jenny hadn’t beat me to it!

  5. Sarasvati is not goddess of arts but is goddess of studies/education (‘vidya’ its called in Hindi).
    Also due to cultural connotations it is disrespectful to make a statue/art/form/figure of a religious figure in socks (as its worn on feet and in Hindu religion its seen as something which is beneath you – for e.g. we remove our shoes and socks and wash our feet before we enter any temple or a place of worship!).

  6. This is so disrespectful…The goddess is not a monkey first of all and neither is she naked….Saraswati is the goddess of education and find this thoroughly disrespectful….I understand that it is art but I think you should have atleast researched on the pics or why the godess is worshipped…

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Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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