The original monkey that belonged to nannykim as a child is now approximately 42 years old; nannykim's brother now takes care of this precious one. He is the great ancestor! He may have been made by nanykim's mom, but we are not sure. He is stuffed with cut up nylon stockings. The brown, red , and white stockings of those day, apparently had bigger heels--thus the bigger fuller mouth--makes for a cuter monkey, I do believe.