Upcycled Glass Light Bulb Worry Doll Ornaments (Set of 4), "Worry Not"
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The Lopez Garcia Family of artisans from Guatemala handcrafts a set of four ornaments made from recycled materials. The artisans remove the inner workings of spent light bulbs and fill them with handmade worry dolls created from recycled pinewood and brightly colored recycled fabric. Eight dolls are placed in each light bulb, which is then capped with a cork disc recycled from wine bottles. The ornaments hang from silver-colored nylon cord.
Guatemalan worry dolls honor the legend of Mayan princess Ixmucané, who was given the gift of solving people's problems. Today, people still craft tiny dolls made in her honor, telling one worry to each doll in the hope the burden of the problem can be lifted from their shoulders.
- 72 grams
- 0.2 lbs
- Each (4): 8 cm H x 4.8 cm Diam.
- Each (4): 3.1" H x 1.9" Diam.
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.
This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.