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Amigurumi And More Stuffed Knitted Animals And Dolls From Ukraine


Are you wanting something cute that will appeal to children and adults alike?  This past summer while traveling the backroads of Ukraine we met an artisan who was creating cute stuff animals and anthropomorphic creatures called Amigurumi.  Amigurumi has become quite popular around the world since 2000  and has found its way to Ukraine from Japan.

The name is derived from the Japanese words “ami” meaning crocheted or knitted and “nuigurumi” meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi combines both crocheting and  knitting stitches to create small stuffed animals and other characters with larger heads than bodies. Their childlike appearance is accented by large bright eyes placed low on the face, while their undersized cylindrical bodies giving the art form its cuteness.  There is no limit to size and range of this art form that uses both  human and to non human characteristics.

At Toys and Dolls

you also can find new eco-friendly stuffed knitted animals and dolls from Ukrainian company Freia.