Worry Doll Workshop

Hispanic Heritage Month Event: Worry Doll Workshop

with Ixmucane Pereira ‘26
Wednesday, September 27
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Worry dolls are small, hand-made dolls that originate from the highland indigenous people of Guatemala. A local legend about the origin of the Muñeca quitapena refers to a Maya princess named Ixmucane. The princess received a special gift from the sun god which would allow her to solve any problem a human could worry about.

In traditional and modern times, worry dolls are given or lent to brooding, anxious or sorrowful children. They tell their doll about their sorrows, fears and worries, then hide it under their pillow before going to sleep at night. It is said that the child relinquishes their worries to the dolls during the night and by the next morning, all sorrows have been taken away by the worry doll.

All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to come and create their own worry dolls. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Inclusive Excellence.

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