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

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 cardboard, 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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Lisa

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11/28/2022

"Perfect gift"

We gave this to my moms BFF(mom is 91). It was the perfect gift for a woman who sews well. She was so thankful. Really great workmanship. Even the way it was wrapped was magical.

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Joan

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05/24/2021

"They make friends happy"

I gave one to my boss and he hung it in the office. The colorful dolls make people smile. We are currently raising money for our Red Nose Day charity, so the little red noses are so perfect.

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Pamela

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01/28/2023

"Unique and whimsical"

Bright and colorful mobile which adds color and interest to a room. Nice use of worry dolls. Thanks!

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Sarah

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01/17/2023

"Beautiful"

My daughter and I love this!

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Maryeileen

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12/01/2022

"This is hanging on our wall over the piano"

We have visited Guatemala recently and loved the artwork of these Mayan worry dolls. This was a gift for my mother.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: birthday

Maria Elena

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11/19/2022

"Everyone needs several"

I bought several “quitapenas” ( worry dolls) to share with my nieces, so they had support when feeling worried or sad.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Neice
  • Occasion: holiday

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