Saras Sock Vati

Craft & Design

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. Anonymous says:

    erm.. isnt that abit disrespectful.

  2. Jez says:

    Whoooa. When the page loads up, all you see is a monkey in a very compromising situation. Haha.

  3. Tish says:

    Although the concept is fantastic, something about a sock monkey with breasts is highly disturbing…

  4. GG says:

    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.

  5. mm says:

    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!

  6. Platypus says:

    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?

  7. Anonymous says:

    As a Sock Monkey lover..this quite frightening…a sock monkey with nipples…scary!

  8. Saras Sock Vati Rebecca Stern says:

    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!

  9. From India says:

    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!).

  10. Priyanka says:

    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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