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Pink Worry No More Bookmark

Item # 38150
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Perhaps only one thing is more relaxing than reading a good book -- and that's letting our magical Mayan bookmark whisk your worries away while you read!

In ancient Mayan folklore, if you tell the "worry people" what's troubling you and put them under your pillow at bedtime, they'll carry your worries away during the night -- with this bookmark, you'll never have to worry about losing your place again.

  • 9" L (23 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Guatemala

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Artisan: Doña Jerónima Juárez

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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