Worry No More Dog Doll
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Outlet! Was $3.95!
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 our traditional Guatemalan worry dolls. Made in the image of the beloved canine, they're 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!
- 100% cotton
- In traditional textile bag with a small story card
- 3" H x 2" W (7.6 x 5.1 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Guatemala
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June 7, 2015 - really cute!
June 4, 2015 - Cute! Just as presented! You couldn't spend less, could you?! :)
April 28, 2015 - Very cute
April 26, 2015 - I LOVE these little "worry dogs". I had bought one with my first order, but my NAUGHTY PUPPY got hold of it...and turned it into a big mess! So I put in another order for some other items and added 2 more worry dogs! When I got them, the same naughty puppy got hold of one of them BUT I managed to rescue it from him and still have both of them but have had to put them inside a container with a screw on lid to keep them from chewing up my worry dogs. All of my dogs are very NAUGHTY. But, I love them dearly. I am thinking of ordering several more of these doggies for friends. I love the fact that they are fairly traded too. My heart goes out to the women and their children who are making these items to supplement their income; or in some cases it is their only income. I hope they are selling many; I know I will keep buying to help them out.
April 10, 2015 - I purchased 3 of these for the worriers in my family. They are adorable and were well received. I aldo like that they were handmade and fairly traded.
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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