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Handmade Guatemalan Worry Doll Cross for Wall Display, "Keep the Faith"

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By Elias Garcia, this handcrafted cross is a reminder of the importance of faith. The artisan covers the open figure with handwoven fabric. Diminutive worry dolls in handwoven apparel stand shoulder to shoulder to surround the cutout cross. According to Maya legend, the sun god gave princess Ixmucane the gift of solving people's problems. With time people started making dolls in Ixmucane's honor and they would tell her their woes, hoping she would solve them through the dolls. Many people whisper to the dolls, then place them under their pillows at night, hoping that the doll will provide a solution as they sleep.

  • 0.54 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • 33 cm H x 26 cm W x 2 cm D
  • 13" H x 10.25" W x 0.8" D

  • 100% cotton on carton, nylon cord
  • Not a toy and not intended for use in or near cribs, beds, playpens, or carriages
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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06/15/2021

"A Timely Reminder"

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Covid-19 required us to make changes in our lives and one change was more uncertainty about the future. As we travel through this world it is easy to get caught up in the uncertainty and worry about the future, so I thought this heart worry doll wreath would help us remember that worries are not life giving. If we give up our worries and concentrate on the hope that lies within us we can traverse our journey with gratitude and anticipation. We love the heart shape of this wreath and the worry dolls remind us that worry is not our focus in life, it is blessing and giving life to others.

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  • A Daily Reminder of Hope

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  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: 'just because'

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06/11/2021

"Unique and well made"

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This was a sentimental Christmas gift for my daughter. Better than I even hoped, she loved it.

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  • Decorative

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05/24/2021

"They make friends happy"

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I gave one to my boss and he hung it in the office. The colorful dolls make people smile. We are currently raising money for our Red Nose Day charity, so the little red noses are so perfect.

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05/11/2021

"Neat, pretty, and colorful"

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We use this as a Valentine s Day wreath for our front door.

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04/28/2021

"My favorite gift for both family and friends"

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I LOVE Worry Dolls! They are part of my history with my grandmother. Her church supported some of the missions where the Worry Dolls were made. Occasionally, there would be a Fiesta with dancing from Native Countries and a Special Market. She was able to buy Worry Dolls then. The message of Give your worries to God, He will be up all night anyway! is inherent in the message of the Worry Dolls: This wreath looks beautiful anywhere!

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04/24/2021

"to Love and to Cherish"

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My granddaughter loved this heart wreath. I gave it to her during the pandemic at Valentines Day. It was wrapped beautifully and came with an extra worry doll on the bow on the package. This piece is exquisite and now adorns the wall in my granddaughters bedroom year round.

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  • It is great to add a splash of color & "unusual" to any decor

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