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Set of 12 Guatemalan Worry Dolls with Pouch in 100% Cotton, "The Worry Doll League"

Dressed in a variety of colorful dresses, 12 Guatemalan worry dolls are here to preserve ancient Maya traditions. Legend has it that the Maya Sun God gave princess Ixmucané the gift of solving people's problems. With time people started making dolls... more

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Dressed in a variety of colorful dresses, 12 Guatemalan worry dolls are here to preserve ancient Maya traditions. Legend has it that the Maya Sun God gave princess Ixmucané the gift of solving people's problems. With time people started making dolls in Ixmucané's honor and they would tell her their woes, hoping she would solve them through the dolls. "This tradition is still alive," says Ana from the Lopez Garcia Family. "The idea is to have many worry dolls and trust each one with whatever troubles you. Once you've told them, you put them under your pillow. It is said that during the night, while we sleep, the dolls will whisper the solution to our troubles. For us, crafting the worry dolls - muñequitas quita penas - is our main source of income.It allows us to provide our children with an education as well as a job for all of us." The set of 12 arrives in a pedal-loomed cotton pouch.

Please expect slight variations in color and size as each doll is crafted by hand with available materials, rendering each one unique.

  • 45 grams
  • 1.59 oz
  • Doll (each): 6.35 cm H x 2 cm W x 1.8 cm D
  • Doll (each): 2.5" H x 0.8" W x 0.7" D
  • Pouch: 17.78 cm L x 15.24 cm W
  • Pouch: 7" L x 6" W

  • 100% cotton, polyurethane, tule, nylon, paper
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Not a toy and not intended for use in or near cribs, beds, playpens, or carriages
  • Not a toy. Not intended for use by children age 12 or under.
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Guatemalaicon info
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Jacquie

From Miami, Florida, USA

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03/06/2020

"no worries"

These just arrived today. They are so cute I have a smile on my face already and we havent even begun to solve my worries.I have been a Novica customer for many years and Ive never been disappointed. All the artisans are clever, talented, and it is evident they enjoy making art. Keep up the good work. The world needs more art and the joy it brings.

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Larry

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05/04/2022

"Love the Worry Doll League."

Love the Worry Doll League. The workmanship is Wonderful., Great price good delivery.

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Julie

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03/28/2020

"Don?t worry! Gang?s got you covered!"

My nieces and nephews ages 5 to 10 used this cool gang for their own little games. The bag became part of the action. Lets kids become creative!! Highly recommend.

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DollsKids enjoy!

Best Uses

  • Decor; game; color accents
  • Dolls

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Kathy

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09/19/2019

"They work!"

Love my worry dolls. I have given them to friends and keep one at work and a couple at home. Whenever something is weighing heavy on me I take a moment to breathe and relax with the dolls. They work for me. Love these colorful, rustic dolls.

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Annie

From San Marcos, TX, USA

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07/30/2018

"these make very sweet gifts ...."

These sweet worry dolls became part of my Christmas gifts last year for friends and family, and I included a copy of the directions on how to place one under your pillow for better sleep. Each one has its own character and are beautifully made .....I really appreciated being able to share a worry doll with the people I love!

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The Jewelry Expert

From Los Angeles, California

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08/14/2016

"Darling Gift for Any Age!"

So far I've given this as a gift to my daughter and another for myself! Next up is a friend's 6 year old daughter. I love these little dolls - you just name a worry and they'll take it away. Beautifully made with such a nice pouch.

Best Uses

  • Cheering up your day

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Karen

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03/16/2024

"MY DAUGHTERS LOVED THESE"

VERUY NICE

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OLGA

From Morada USA

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02/01/2024

"Cute worry angels for everyone"

perfect for the whole family

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Kimberly

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11/08/2023

"Adorable Headband"

Fun and colorful headband. Attention grabber.

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DON LAFFOON

From Laguna Niguel, California

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08/18/2023

"Perfect gifts for friends/family who are sick or experiencing difficulties."

These charming hand made dolls each hold a heart to accept things that thereceiver is troubled by. This allows them to get much needed sleep and healing relief by turning each trouble over to one doll who clearly has a BIGHEART.

Best Uses

  • Relief from worring so much

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nagl

From in my own world

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07/18/2023

"Love these!"

well made arrived super fast. for daughter and her friends! good energy.

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Laurie

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07/14/2023

"So cute"

These are so cute, ordered for a friend and she really loved themI would highly recommend

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: Christmas

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