What Is Anthropomorphism?
Anthropomorphism is a literary device that assigns human characteristics, such as emotions and intentions, to nonhuman entities like animals or inanimate objects.
Long before the word Anthropomorphism was so well known, children were easily defining this by assigning human characteristics to their Teddy Bears and other stuffed animals.
It wasn't until I learned to crochet Amigurumi animals, that I discovered there was such a term as Anthropomorphism. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting little stuffed animals and toys.
|Baseball Bat & Ball - Plush Toy on Etsy|
When creating inanimate objects, such as this set of 'Baseball Buddies' (baseball bat and ball), and giving them 'features', we have assigned anthropomorphic attributes to the object.
Follow along to see more adorable examples of objects with anthropomorphic characteristics.
Amigurumi Anthropomorphic Items
This plush Amigurumi cupcake and donut in cute Kawaii crochet have added features (eyes and mouth) giving a fun personality to play food items. They were created by Jessica of New Orleans and can be found in her Etsy shop called PricklyPearNola.
|Anthropomorphic Fruit Drinking Glasses|
The same style can be applied to designs of fruit and vegetables, as seen in this vintage set of fruit drinking glasses from the Etsy shop of JillMeVintage.
|Anthropomorphic Eggplant Veggie S&P Shakers|
Or how about some Anthropomorphic eggplants in the form of a set of salt & pepper shakers. These are available from the Little Martha's shop on Etsy.
As you can see, just about anything from handmade stuffed toys to creatures & characters, to vintage tableware can be found with anthropomorphic characteristics. Do a search for 'anthropomorphic' on Etsy or online and see what cute things you can find. The personal attributes make each of these really cute.
This review of Anthropomorphism was written and compiled by Wednesday Elf
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