Mayan Worry Dolls
Five 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 wound around wire. painted box measures 1 1/2″ W x 1 1/2′ H x 1 D inches. Average doll height is 1 inch although slight variation possible. Each box includes a small paper printed with the worry doll legend. According to the Mayan legend, when worrying keeps a person awake, he or she tells a worry to as many dolls as necessary. Then the worrier places the dolls under his or her pillow. The dolls take over the worrying for the person who then sleeps peacefully through the night. When morning breaks, the person awakens without the worries that the dolls took away during the night.
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