Jewellery that has a story to tell

Worry dolls

InspirationEmma René
Guatemalan Worry Doll Art
Quitapenas Art

On our travels through Guatemala recently, we came across a great gallery in Antigua called Casa Des Artes. There were all sorts of interesting antiques and curios, but one slightly more modern piece caught our eye. Originally designed as a glass tray, this lovely piece has 'quitapenas' or worry dolls trapped between two panes of glass. We really liked the idea of trapping your worries away and though it was a stylish modern twist on an old Guatemalan tradition. So we've put one up as a piece of art at home.