Traditionally from Guatemala, these brightly coloured worry people or worry dolls are made by Maya Indians. They believe that if you tell your worries to the worry people and then put them under your pillow as you sleep, all your worries will have gone when you awake.
Handmade from sticks, string and scraps of clothing, they come in a matching bag, usually as a set of six figures, each around 25mm high.
Worry People can be bought cheaply online or in gift shops.
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