Pink Mini Worry No More Dolls - Set of 6
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Whisper your worries away in the magical style of the Mayans.
In ancient Mayan folklore, if you tell the "worry people" what's troubling you and put them under your pillow at bedtime, they'll whisk your worries away during the night. Wake up carefree and ready for a new day!
- Set of six, cloth bag included
- Pink accents
- Adorably handcrafted
- Dolls measure 1" T x .5" W (2.5 x 1.3 cm); bags measure 3" T x 2" W (7.6 x 5.1 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Guatemala
- Dolls and bags vary in color and design; please let us choose for you. Story card included with each set.
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January 18, 2014 - Beautifully made, whimsical, and exquisitely detailed. I love the fact that it is handmade and fairly purchased and supports local artisans, a win-win situation. My family adores gifts from this site.
January 9, 2014 - Good, crafty little gift for those who like "different".
April 20, 2013 - These little dolls are just darling. I gave them to my nieces who range in age from 7-13 and they each loved them. Great little "'I'm thinking of you" kind of gift
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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