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The Mayan Wisdom Project

Mayan Worry Dolls

Mayan Worry Dolls

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Set of 12 Unique Mayan Worry Dolls - Relieve Stress and Sleep Peacefully

Discover the ancient Mayan tradition of Worry Dolls, or “Muñeca quitapena,” from Guatemala. Handmade in San Antonio. To alternate every night.

Only available in the US for now

The Mayan legend of the Worry Dolls

Worry dolls, or “Muñeca quitapena” in Spanish, have their origins in an ancient Mayan legend from the highlands of Guatemala.

In the Mayan tradition, worry or trouble dolls initially served as a source of comfort for children encountering difficulties sleeping or having frequent nightmares. Before bedtime, children would whisper their fears and worries to their tiny dolls, give them a kiss, and place them under their pillow. The next morning, the worries were gone, and the child woke up refreshed.

This beautiful tradition has also been adopted by adults, offering relief and tranquility during times of distress. Overthinking is a leading cause of insomnia, as people often find themselves alone and overwhelmed with their thoughts at night. This practice can help you manage your emotions, let go of some thoughts, reduce anxiety, and naturally prevent insomnia.

Each Worry Doll is crafted with love, ready to absorb your worries and support your peace of mind.

How to use your Mayan Worry Dolls

Before bedtime, take a moment to speak your worries to one of the dolls. Share what's troubling you, no matter how big or small. Then, give the doll a gentle kiss and tuck it under your pillow. As you sleep, the doll will absorb your worries, allowing you to wake up refreshed and unburdened.

You will receive 12 worry dolls, and we recommend rotating them: allow some to rest while others work to ensure they remain effective in absorbing and easing your worries.

Why choose our Mayan Worry Dolls?

  • Handcrafted with love in Guatemala: Each Worry Doll is meticulously handmade by skilled artisans, preserving the authenticity and charm of this ancient tradition. The dolls wear traditional Mayan dresses woven with aguayo, a cloth that originated in Guatemala.

  • Natural materials: We use only the finest, eco-friendly materials, ensuring each doll is not only beautiful but also kind to the environment.

  • A perfect gift: Share the gift of peace and serenity with friends and family. Our Worry Dolls make thoughtful and unique presents for any occasion.