Round, very simple, store bought or often homemade stuffed
toys with simple expressions, made from scrap fabrics. Gonks were popular between 1960 and 1980 give or take, especially in UK and other areas of Europe. Originally, Gonks type toys came
into action during WWII when stuffed
to shut down. Mothers and children could make Gonks at home with whatever they had on hand.
James crafted his Gonks
from old tweed, his father's silk tie, and his holey sock, then he hugged them.