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Material: Cotton scraps and wire (five figures in each pouch)
Sizing: L: 2"; H: 2"
Note: South and Central American legends state that if you tell the dolls your worries at bedtime and put them under your pillow, they will work on them overnight!
About the Artisans:
The weaving cooperative Ruth and Naomi is located in Chontola, Guatemala. The project emerged out of the terror and desperation of Guatemala’s civil war. With the help of a local Methodist pastor and his wife, some widows banded together to support their families through sales of the community’s traditional woven crafts. Of the initial group of 18 women, all had lost husbands, fathers, or both to the government’s “scorched earth” policy of the 1980s. The name was chosen because it spoke of two widows from the Bible who were without resources, but who worked and survived together. Scholarships make it possible for teens to complete high school in nearby Chichicastenango while living in the project compound. Some have gone on to complete university degrees. The project has also started a health and nutrition center.