Worry No More Cat Doll
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Let your worries dissolve away as you sleep soundly and purr like a kitten with our traditional Guatemalan "worry doll," made in the image of a cat. A lovely way to help ease someone's mind in trouble.
According to the Mayan people of Guatemala, cats are thought to protect the souls of people on their journey to the underworld. They also have the tradition to share their worries with the worry people and place them under their pillows at bedtime. During the night the worry people will whisk all your cares away, and you will wake up carefree all your worries gone!
Dolls vary in color and design; please let us choose for you.
- Dolls come with traditional textile bag & story card
- 3" T x 2" W (7.6 x 5.1 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Guatemala
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May 28, 2016 - These Worry Cats are absolutely the cutest little critters, and I have quite the collection of them. I look at them and they make me smile.
February 18, 2016 - These are absolutely adorable. It certainly could take someone's mind of their troubles, if only for a short time.
January 23, 2016 - This tiny little "worry no more cat doll" I love this I got myself and my sister one. I have yet to put mine under my pillow that area is generally reserved for my dog and I dont want her to think the "worry no more cat doll" is for her!!! It is the cutest lil' kitty! Way worth the price !!!!
January 7, 2016 - Love my cat doll! Daughter loves hers too!
November 7, 2015 - Bought 4 sets to share with cat lover friends for the holidays or birthdays. Always a thoughtful gift to give No worries. Bag stores doll nicely.
Artisan: Doña Jerónima Juárez
Doña Jerónima Juárez was born in the small village of San Pedro Las Huertas, near Antigua, Guatemala. She stopped attending school after the third grade in order to supplement her family's income by helping her mother sell vegetables in the marketplace.
Doña Jerónima's mother taught her to make worry dolls, a traditional craft in Guatemala. She recalls, "I was trying for 2 months to make the worry dolls; I made one but was not good enough then I undid the dolls and tried again and again and again lots of times."
Her perseverance paid off. Eleven years ago, she was able to found a small workshop, "Artesanias Multicolor," in the Colonial City of La Antigua Guatemala. She is able to employ fifteen artisans in the production of traditional and not-so-traditional handicrafts, including the "Worry Cats," a design she developed exclusively for the Greater Good Network.
With their livelihood no longer tied solely to the agricultural harvest, Doña Jerónima, her mother, and her three daughters continue to turn their traditional crafting skills towards the creation of new and unique designs.