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Guatemala Wreath Made of Worry Dolls in Bright Dresses and Hats (Full View)

Guatemala Wreath Made of Worry Dolls in Bright Dresses and Hats (Full View)

A wreath made up of worry dolls from Guatemala, Central America. There are 29 small dolls, each handcrafted from cloth and wire. The little heads are stuffed and the facial features are hand sewn. According to the legend, worry (or trouble) dolls are thought to worry in a person's place, thereby permitting the person to sleep peacefully. Someone who cannot sleep can tell their worries to the dolls and place it under their pillow before going to sleep. The wreath stands 14 inches (35 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Adult, Central America, Hat
Keywords: All_Worry_Dolls, Central America, Guatemala, figure, folklore, hand made, handcrafted, lady female, legend, sleep, stitched eyes, trouble doll, women, worry doll, wreath
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.0666667
F Number: 20
Original Dimensions: 3683×3738
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 27678