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Handmade Guatemalan Worry Doll Happy Wreath, "Be Happy Always"

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By Elias Garcia, this charming wreath carries a message — "Be Happy... more

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By Elias Garcia, this charming wreath carries a message — "Be Happy Always." He covers it with handloomed Guatemalan textiles and adorns it with diminutive worry dolls who wear red clown noses. The dolls are crafted by his sister of the Lopez Garcia family.

According to Maya legend, the sun god gave princess Ixmucane the gift of solving people's problems. With time people started making dolls in Ixmucane's honor and they would tell her their woes, hoping she would solve them through the dolls. Many people whisper to the dolls, then place them under their pillows at night, hoping that the doll will provide a solution as they sleep.

  • 0.27 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 2 cm H x 24 cm Diam.
  • 0.8" H x 9.5" Diam.

  • 100% cotton on carton, palo blanco wood sign, nylon cord
  • Not a toy and not intended for use in or near cribs, beds, playpens, or carriages
  • 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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32

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02/24/2021

"Beautiful Detail"

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I love this beautiful heart. It decorated the front door of my apartment telling everyone that they are welcome here.

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From Paradise Valley, AZ

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02/16/2021

"Beautiful Tradition"

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I use this for display on the wall or as the base of a centerpiece. SO MANY COMPLIMENTS! My grandmother began my collection of Worry Dolls when I was a very young girl. At that time, the artisans sold their wares at church festivals. There were even some dancing performances by some of those who came to the church to sell their handmade !. Our church sponsored some of the missions, and we eagerly awaited their visits. .

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Unique beautiful treasure

Best Uses

  • Wall display or centerpiece base

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02/16/2021

"wonderful symbol of caring"

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superb quality

Best Uses

  • decorative and meaningful
  • door wreath

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From Morada USA

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02/10/2021

"cutest thing ever"

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So cute. So glad I bought this.

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02/04/2021

"So well made and the perfect gift"

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My friend bought me worry dolls a few years ago so when I saw this adorable wreath I knew exactly who to get it for. She loved it and has hung it in her newly painted home. Beautifully and meticulously crafted. The ribbon base is done so well.

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01/31/2021

"Colorful wreath"

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Well made and unique wreath. The vibrant colors make me happy every time I walk by it.

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This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

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