Guatemalan Worry Dolls


Fairtrade worry dolls in an individually painted yellow box handmade by Mayan artisans in the highlands of Guatemala.

The legend of the “Muñecas quitapenas” - literally translated as “Quit-your-pains Dolls” - has been told to originate from the story of a Mayan princess named Ixmucane who received a special gift from the Sun God that would allow her to alleviate any worry a human could have.

Whisper your anxieties, fears and worries to the dolls then hide them under your pillow before going to sleep. The next morning all worries are said to have been taken away by the dolls.

✺ Not suitable for children under 3 years.

✺ Handmade in Guatemala.