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About this item: A collection of six quitapenas worry dolls offers comfort crafted of cotton and tule wood. The Lopez Garcia Family of Guatemala handcrafts each doll with care, elaborating them with head scarves and dresses in a lot of colors. Six multicolored pinewood boxes house the worry dolls.
Boxes (6): 1.6″ L x 3.1″ W
: Dolls (6): 2.4″ H x 0.8″ W x 0.6″ D
- Hand-crafted item — color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Not a toy and not intended for use in or near cribs, beds, playpens, or carriages
About our Artist: ‘My name is Aura Lopez and my family creates quitapena, or ‘worry dolls,’ which are traditional in Guatemala and Mexico. According to legend, the Maya princess Ixmucane received a gift from the sun god, making her able to unravel any person’s problem. Later, people began creating dolls with whom they’d share their problems. They’ve grow to be very popular. My grandparents said that the way to use them was once to take the doll out of the bag or wooden box and tell it your problems and fears. Then, you place the doll under your pillow and, day after today, your problem becomes smaller or can also be resolved. This work has unified us as a family. It has given us group goals to meet and the opportunity to exhibit our work. We feel there are people around the globe who value them and this makes us very happy.’…
Size: 1.6″ L x 3.1″ W
Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
Exceptional Artisan Quality by Lopez Garcia Family.
Product info: 100% cotton, kraft paper, tule wood, pinewood box