Worry Dolls

Worry Dolls


Worry Dolls are tiny, handcrafted dolls from Guatemala.  The dolls are clothed in traditional Mayan costumes.  They are made from pieces of wood bound together to create a frame and fashion a torso, legs, arms, and head.  By winding cloth and yard around the frame, the artisans give the doll shapes. Traditional Guatemalan woven fabrics are used to make the doll costumes.

According to Mayan traditions, when worrying keeps a person awake, he or she tells a worry to as many dolls as necessary. Then the worrier places the dolls under his or her pillow. The dolls take over the worrying for the person who then sleeps peacefully through the night. When morning breaks, the person awakens without the worries that the dolls took away during the night

Size: 2" long

The listing is for one doll only. If you wish to purchase more than one, please indicate the amount. Dolls will be selected randomly.