sábado, 25 de fevereiro de 2012

Amigurumi!

Amigurumi (編みぐるみ?, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, andnuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features, as is typical in Japanese culture.



Aesthetic

Amigurumi have no practical use; they are created and collected for aesthetic reasons. The pervading aesthetic of amigurumi iscuteness. To this end, typical amigurumi animals have an over-sized spherical head on a cylindrical body with undersized extremities, usually termed a chibi style outside of Japan. Amigurumi may be used as children's toys but are generally purchased or made solely for aesthetic purposes.
An online fad for creating and collecting amigurumi began in 2003. By 2006, amigurumi were reported to be the most popular items onEtsy, an online craft marketplace, where they typically sold for $10 to $100.














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