Worry dolls have their origins in the culture of the Maya of the Guatemalan highlands and in Mexico.
According to legend, the sun god gave Princess Ixmucane the gift of solving other people's problems. Thus, the worry doll represents Ixmucane and her ability.
In the Mayan tradition, parents give their children a worry doll at night when they are scared or unable to fall asleep. You put them under your pillow at night and in the morning all your worries are gone.
Adults also use worry dolls. If you pass on your worries symbolically, it can help to free yourself emotionally and to solve fears of unresolved problems.
Size: worry doll: approx. 3 cm
Bag size: small: 3 x 4 cm, medium: 5 x 4 cm; large: 6 x 5 cm
Material: Handmade in Guatemala
Each piece is unique, so there are variations in shape, color and size.