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Worry Dolls
The indigenous people from the Highlands in Guatemala created Worry Dolls many generations ago as a remedy for worrying. According to the Mayan legend, when worrying keeps a person awake, he or she tells a worry to as many dolls as necessary. Then the worrier places the dolls under his or her pillow. The dolls take over the worrying for the person who then sleeps peacefully through the night. When morning breaks, the person awakens without the worries that the dolls took away during the night. A variation of the legend instructs a person to tell the dolls her worries then place them in their cloth pouch or wooden box before going to bed.


Quick View Mexico and Central America Large Worry Doll Wreath Ornament from Guatemala

Large Worry Doll Wreath from Guatemala

Each wreath contains worry doll figures dressed in traditional Guatemalan garb, all mounted on a red fabric-over-wire background. Many hold common household items or flowers. Every wreath is unique! Display for the holidays or year' round. •...
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