Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Remembering My Childhood

I received my first worry dolls when I was five and still till this day I keep them in a drawer next to my bed.

Worry Dolls or in spanish Munecas Quitapenas remove worries and are very small and colorful traditionally made in Guatemala. A person (usually a child) who cannot sleep due to worrying can express their worries to a doll and place it under their pillow before going to sleep. Some medical centers use them in conjunction with treatment for disease in children. 

According to folklore, the doll is thought to worry in the person's place, thereby permitting the person to sleep peacefully. The person will wake up without their worries, which have been taken away by the dolls during the night