Vintage Handmade Mayan Silver Bead Worry Doll Necklace
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This is a vintage handmade Worry Doll Necklace. It measures approximately 36 1/2 inches in length with 5 worry dolls on each side, vibrantly clothed in tradition dress. Necklace is constructed with silver-tone 7mm beads connected with hand wrought wire links. Worry Dolls are tiny, hand-crafted dolls from Guatemala hand made with wood, yarn and scraps of traditional woven fabric to make the doll costumes. The dolls are clothed in traditional Mayan costumes.
The Legend of the Worry Dolls:
Legend says: ?When you wear it: you will be under the protection of the ancient Mayas wherever you go??. The indigenous people from the Highlands in Guatemala created Worry Dolls many generations ago as a remedy for worrying. According to the Mayan legend, when worrying keeps a person awake or is troubled, he or she tells a worry to as many dolls as necessary and the dolls take over the worrying for the person.