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« on: July 05, 2006 05:26:49 AM »

Michiko the Geisha Sock Monkey is based not on one person but rather on a group of people as a whole. In a society that is quickly becoming diluted by the overwhelming influence of western culture, the few remaining geisha of Japan help to preserve traditional forms of artistic expression and culture.

Geishas definitely rock!

Michiko the Geisha Sock Monkey is made almost entirely of socks from her elaborate hair-do to her traditionally whitened face. I also used a few bits of vintage Japanese kimono fabric in making her kimono. I was going to make the full kimono but I've always thought that too many clothes can sort of take away from the essential sock monkey-ness of a sock monkey so I decided to just imply a kimono with the neckline and obi.








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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2006 05:35:20 AM »

Aw, your geisha monkey is sweet.  Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2006 05:38:49 AM »

I love the hair! Great Job!
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2006 06:09:54 AM »

amazing-ness!  she is so beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2006 06:26:30 AM »

Oh my goodness. I love it. The kimono and the obi are great, and nice job on the hair too!
Wonderful job  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2006 06:30:29 AM »

what a scandal!!!
probably the funniest sock monkey i've ever seen!
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2006 08:31:17 AM »

Oh wow - I love the details of her clothes and face!  Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2006 01:23:17 PM »

That's amazing! Your Geisha-sock monkey looks so funny! xD And yet she is soooo pretty! I love her eyes and hair, and... everything! <3
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2006 04:37:42 PM »

You did a fantastic job! I love her hair and the outift is perfect!
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2006 04:44:06 PM »

would someone please revive me?  I've fainted from the beauty and awesomeness of the Geisha Sock Monkey!  Great job!
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