Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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one of a set of six worry dolls
  • unknown maker from Guatemala
  • one of a set of six worry dolls, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • wire, string, cloth, paper, sand, dyeing
  • Object Height: tallest 3 cm
    Object Height: tallest 1 1/8 in
    Object Height: shortest 2.3 cm
    Object Height: shortest 7/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6372.02

The small human figures are made from wire and wrapped with paper for skin and string or cloth for clothing. They have black sand for hair.

2007.6372.02: has a red top with a black skirt with white and yellow detail.