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

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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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86

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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!

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  • Decor; game; color accents
  • Dolls

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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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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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From San Marcos, TX, USA

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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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From Los Angeles, California

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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.

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: 'just because'
From San Juan Islands

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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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06/08/2021

"So cute!"

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I have a miniature version of worry dolls I saved from when I was a child. So when I saw these, I immediately wanted them. They are really cute, and nicely made. Im really happy I bought them

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05/30/2021

"A mom s day gift"

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The beautiful, precious Worry Dolls, caught my eyes and my heart! As a child, (I m now over 70!) I recall having a worry doll-although I no longer can describe it, and my little problems never became big! My daughter-in-law s mother is surviving cancer. So I hot glued little pins to the back of each one and also had a beaded necklace she can pin a doll too if her thoughts are overwhelming. It was a mom s day gift from her twin daughters. (+ myself) She was speechless! Thank you for the speedy transportation as received it within 3 days! The price took a great “worry” off my piggy bank and their beautiful colors and workmanship is beyond my expectations. Blessings to all the fingers that make these dolls! Priceless!

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From Paradise Valley, AZ

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05/24/2021

"Friends and Family"

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I am continuing a family tradition that my grandmother began when Ii was a young girl. I want each family to have a wreath and each of my grandchildren and grandnieces and grandnephews to have a worry doll or a Love and Hope set of Worry Dolls.. I am the oldest daughter in a family of nine children, and was able to spend more time with my grandmother, so I am the person who is most interested in continuing this tradition. Believe me, I need the help of coupons, because this is an expensive obsession!

Tags By Barbara McLoone

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  • Put under pillow and "Give your worries to God)

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05/23/2021

"Very cute"

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I received a worry doll with another item from Novica. I was so taken with it I ordered some to give to my friends. These cute animal dolls Im sending to my 12 year old niece. Theyre very sweet.

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05/02/2021

"Great Gifts!"

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I LOVE these little worry dolls! They are great as a decoration on a gift or just to give a friend who is going through a hard time. My granddaughters sleep with one under their pillows, to take their worries away.

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  • Gift Toppers

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From Paradise Valley, AZ

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04/18/2021

"Family Tradition"

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A tradition that began with my Grandmother. Her church supported these missions, and she passed the significance of the Worry Doll message to me: Place a Worry Doll under your pillow when you go to bed at night and give her your worries!. Now, my granddaughters are receiving Worry Dolls, and I share the legend with them. Barbara

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