Worry Dolls are most often made in Guatemala from wire, wool and small pieces of fabric. Each worry doll is handmade with care and attention. Guatemalan worry dolls come from a long and rich cultural history, originally from the highlands of Guatemala and around 1 inch long there is no uniform look to the dolls as they are all hand made. Worry Dolls can come on their own, in a bag, in a pouch, in a little box or as a lucky bean. Some are tiny, whilst others are larger and you can choose which worry dolls you prefer.
Traditionally, worry dolls are given to children to help them with their worries. Children will divulge their innermost secrets, worries, stresses or strains to their little worry dolls. At night they place their worry dolls under their pillows before going to sleep. In the morning, the legend states, the child will wake refreshed and their worries will be gone, as their worry dolls have gone in the night.
Where are Worry Doll & Worry People Made?
Handcrafted in Guatemala the Fair Trade company which makes our worry dolls provides valuable permanent employment as well as supplementary income to home workers who make the crafts alongside farming and other commitments. These worry dolls come with several themes; Worry No More, Peaceful Thoughts, Emergency Kit and Lucky to help direct the thoughts and worries away. Giving someone a lovely, handcrafted fair trade worry dolls is a wonderful, affordable way to show someone you care.
Worry dolls come in their own themed matchbox to take the doll around with you, pop a “Peaceful Thoughts” worry doll into someone's pocket to keep them calm. Add a “Lucky” worry doll to bestow some good luck to someone with a job interview or gift a “Worry No More” matchbox worry doll to offer some ease and comfort.
For something a little bit different how about large fair trade worry dolls?
These wonderfully handcrafted worry dolls come complete with a coordinating worry dolls bag making it a wonderful gift for everyone especially those on the go. A perfect travelling worry dolls to ease a child’s concern about moving home. A lovely gift to someone who travels a lot or the perfect worry doll for a little one’s first day at school.
These beautifully, rich, vibrant and earthy colours each perfectly crafted worry dolls and enhances each dolls complimentary bag.
The supplier owns a small factory employing just over thirty local people from the nearby village who pack the products while the Mayan artisans work in their own homes in small villages throughout Guatemala, but usually in the highlands.
Employees receive a monthly salary, but in addition, they have emergency medical insurance. Thousands of Guatemalans have supplemented their mainly agricultural income by producing these products and this added income allows families to send their children to school for a precious few more years.
The materials used in making this and other products are widely available in Guatemala and are renewable. Cotton, ceramic, or cibaque (a plant found on the riverbank), recycled paper and wood are amongst them. The company also donates funds to cover the majority of costs for annual community projects, such as building schools, this is the Fair Trade Premium, used to help local communities.
Worry Dolls are proud to represent the spirit of Guatemala in a way that improves thousands of lives. The power of suggestion, the wonder of the mind or just plain and simple belief in something can have an amazing effect. There's definitely nothing to lose.
Personalised Mini Worry Dolls
There comes a time in all of our lives when a little bit of help is needed, and worry dolls can provide that! Driving tests, exams, new ventures, first day at school, university, work the list is endless and varied. Personalised and handmade tiny worry dolls could be just the thing. Small enough to fit in a purse or pocket, this tiny and thoughtful worry dolls could make a lot of difference, making worry dolls the perfect gift.
Worry Dolls Legend
Worry dolls come from the legend of the Mayan princess name Lxmucane. The princess had a special gift which allowed her to solve any problem a human would worry about. This special gift had been given to her by the sun god.
Worry dolls allow you to :
Allow you to get a good sleep, safe in the knowledge your worries have been passed to your worry dolls
Allow children to communicate their anxieties and worries to their worry dolls, in a safe way
By transferring your worries to your worry dolls, it can help your child learn to manage their anxieties
Worry dolls may also help insomnia, as you can sleep better knowing the worry is no longer with you
Worry dolls make the perfect gift for children
Worry dolls can also be given to adults at stressful times!
Worry dolls are small so can be kept in your pocket or handbag
Worry dolls are fair trade, so are helping the poorest communities
Worry dolls are brightly coloured and fun gifts
Worry dolls are useful at many times in your life
Worry dolls great to have in the house, you never know when life will suddenly become stressful
Worry dolls are a lovely idea, and we think every child should have one!