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Handmade Cotton Coin Purse with Worry Doll, "Helpful Friend"

Guatemala's Lopez Garcia Family creates this sweet coin purse that is sure to be... more

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Guatemala's Lopez Garcia Family creates this sweet coin purse that is sure to be a conversation starter. The ivory cotton bag is embellished with a quitapena, or Guatemalan "worry doll". According to legend, the princess Ixmucané was granted the ability to solve people's problems by the Sun God. Over time, people began to make tiny dolls in remembrance of Ixmucané. They would tell the dolls their problems in the hopes that Ixmucané would solve them. The custom became very popular, and continues to this day. The coin purse is lined in cotton and features a zipper closure and a hand woven cotton tab.

  • 20 grams
  • 0.71 oz
  • 7.62 cm H x 9.5 cm W x 2.54 cm D
  • 3" H x 3.7" W x 1" D

  • 100% cotton; cotton lining
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Machine wash separately in cold water
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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From Florida

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02/27/2021

"A wonderfully made fantastic piece!"

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I absolutely adore this and the price seems incredibly low considering how beautifully high quality it is! This amazingly lovely little purse lives in my bag daily and the gift wrapping included a fabulous extra worry doll which I also utilize. Thanks to Novica and thank you so very much to the Lopez Garcia Family for making this incredible piece!!

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Marnie

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08/27/2021

"This coin purse is so cute and colorful!"

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Once again the Lopez Garcia Family has made the cutest thing. It has a worry doll on the front and a little matching tab. Just adorable! They even made it with a snap on the worry doll so you can snap it off if you are worried, as I was, that it will get torn if you use the coin purse. A very talented family.

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Sandra

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03/03/2021

"Colorful and cute little coin purse"

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This little coin purse is such a clever small gift. It is very well made. I love the Worry Doll on it and the woven cloth shaped like a flower behind her. The doll is the largest and best looking worry doll I have ever seen.

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  • coin purse, gift to young girl, Storing special small items

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Cathleen

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05/08/2022

"Christmas gift for seven year old granddaughter"

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My seven year old granddaughter loves little figures and these delighted her. I gave them to her a few days before Christmas so she could hang them on the tree if she wanted and she yelled Best present ever!

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

Larry

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05/04/2022

"Love the Worry Doll League."

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

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Cheryl

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04/13/2022

"Worry Dolls"

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I absolutely love the the detailed work this wonderful family has made. Thank you with all my heart.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: Just because I love you.

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