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

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Dressed in a variety of colorful dresses, 12 Guatemalan worry dolls are here to... 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
  • Not a toy. Not intended for use by children age 12 or under.
  • 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
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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45

Verified Reviewer

03/28/2020

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

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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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Dolls Kids enjoy!

Best Uses

  • Decor; game; color accents
  • Dolls

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

From Miami, Florida, USA

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03/06/2020

"no worries"

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

Verified Reviewer

09/19/2019

"They work!"

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

From San Marcos, TX, USA

Verified Reviewer

07/30/2018

"these make very sweet gifts ...."

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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 Worry Doll Gang, Set of 12 Guatemalan Worry Dolls with Pouch in 100% Cotton

From Los Angeles, California

Verified Reviewer

08/14/2016

"Darling Gift for Any Age!"

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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'

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

From San Juan Islands

Verified Reviewer

09/26/2017

"A dozen darling worry dolls"

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These worry dolls are super cute. Each one is a bit different and has moveable little 'arms' on their sides. The bag, like the dolls themselves, is very well made. This set is a great buy!

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dolls cloth items worry dolls

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

Verified Reviewer

07/06/2020

"beautiful dolls"

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I love these Guatemalan worry dolls. I gave them as a gift and they arrived in a lovely box, ready to give. Thank you!

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From Australia

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06/20/2020

"My son loves these!"

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Beautifully hand crafted with exquisite detailings. I have repurchased this item as a gift also

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Verified Reviewer

05/10/2020

"Tiny adorables"

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These little dolls are adorable. They would make a great stocking stuffer or small gift for any holiday.

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From Palm City, FL

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04/20/2020

"Tuck them in cards, gifts, prayer boxes"

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I bought the mini dolls. I was so excited to see this lager size. Painted box is a gift in itself. I tuck them in cards, gifts, prayer boxes.

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From OREGON CITY

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04/20/2020

"Worry Dolls (set of 12)"

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These are so very cute! I love they all come in a little box. I will give to friends and family members to help them to stop worrying about the coronavirus! I will make sure to put one under my pillow also!

Tags By kathy

colorful little people

Best Uses

  • my friends and family and myself

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Verified Reviewer

04/07/2020

"Excellent and adorable!"

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I love these worry dolls. There were an excellent value and I am giving (some of them) as gifts to my closest friends during this horrendous virus pandemic. Definitely recommend them. They are quality and beautiful!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

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.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

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

Lopez Garcia Family has received a $150 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

This artist's work has been featured or recognized in media outlets.

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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