Worry Dolls

THE LEGEND OF THE WORRY DOLLS


Worry Dolls are tiny, hand-crafted dolls made by the Maya in the highlands of Guatemala. They are used as a remedy for worrying.

When worry keeps a person from sleeping, they tell their concerns to the doll and place the doll under their pillow. The doll takes over the worrying and the troubled insomniac can now sleep peacefully. Come the morning, the Maya awake refreshed knowing their worries have been taken over by the doll.


The worry dolls on this page were created by the students of Reagan Elementary in Odessa, TX.  The class donated their dolls to a community organization that helps children.