Mini Worry No More Dog Dolls - Set of 6
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Let your worries dissolve away as you sleep soundly -- whether you're in bed or curled up on a rug in front of the fireplace -- with this set of our traditional Guatemalan "worry dolls," made in the image of the beloved canine. A lovely way to help ease a troubled mind.
According to the Mayan people of Guatemala, dogs with night vision help guide the souls of people on their journey to the underworld. The Maya also traditionally share their worries with the worry people, placing worry dolls under their pillows at bedtime. During the night the worry people whisk all their cares away. Try it and you'll wake up carefree all your worries gone!
- Single set comes with 6
- 100% cotton
- In traditional textile bag with a small story card
- Approx. 1" H (2.5 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Guatemala
Dolls vary in color and design; please let us choose for you.
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- January 17, 2016
Cute and they work! I've had mine for over a year now and I sleep better. So much so, I got this set for my son. :) I love this site!!
- November 7, 2015
Bought 2 sets to share with dog lover friends for the holidays or birthdays. Always a thoughtful gift to give No worries. Bag stores doll nicely.
- October 28, 2015
so much fun for the grandkids to use at night to get rid of their worries.
- April 16, 2015
EXCELLENT PRODUCT AND PRICE, THANK YOU!!!!! ALEXANDRA MARCELLA MANOLESCO-AMI
- July 25, 2014
I bought these a few years ago, and only now getting around to writing a review. These are fabulous, colorful little dolls. They make a great little gift to show you care and offer a chance to explore another cultural art/idea.
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.
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