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Six three-quarter inch tall boy and girl worry dolls come in their own paint decorated, delicate balsa wood box with lid. Individual dolls are made from thread and cloth windings around wire. Box measures 2 W x 1 H x 1 D inches. Average doll height is 3/4 inch although slight variation possible. Each box includes a small paper printed with the worry doll legend. Made in Guatemala. Your purchase supports a Guatemalan based foundation which provides women's weaving groups and small family businesses with regular income opportunities and social programs in health, education and artistry skill building.
These Worry Dolls, or Trouble Dolls, are very small and colorful. Before going to sleep, tell your worries to your dolls and then place them under your pillow. According to folklore, the dolls will worry in your place, thereby permitting you to sleep peacefully. You will awaken without worries, which the dolls have transformed during the night. Some parents remove the dolls during the night, reinforcing their child's belief that the worry is gone. Handmade in Guatemala.