Worry Dolls

The world is a crazy place! We’ve got soothing solutions for what ails. According to traditional Mayan legend, if you tell your worries to a worry doll before going to bed, then place it under your pillow, by morning the doll will have gifted you...

Our worry doll collection came about in the strangely serendipitous 2020 way... Back in April my sister and I were talking about our kids and the worries they were experiencing surrounding the pandemic. I told my sister the story of Lilian and the company she ran in Guatemala. We started joking that there should be worry dolls for COVID. That was all it took for us to get going on a complete line of these little beauties. We believe in rituals that bring comfort and calm in changing times, so we share with you the ancient ritual of transferring worries to a doll in order to help you or someone you care about, to manage anxiety.

Each doll is approximately 2 ½” tall.
The dog doll is approximately 2” long and 1 ½” tall

“The Goods”

Our worry dolls are made completely by hand by Lilian and her employees in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Guatemala. They start with Cibaque fiber, grown and produced on the shores of Lake Atitlán, and form this fiber into the base of the doll. With adept hands, and a little magic, they wind string and repurposed leftover bandana cloth to create Sam & Nala Worry Dolls.