From my project based on traditional dolls and figures from around the world, this illustration is inspired by Guatemalan Worry Dolls.
Worry Dolls (muñecas quitapenas) are tiny dolls traditionally made in Guatemala. They were originally created to relieve worrying. According to folklore, when a person is kept awake by worries, they can tell the worry to the dolls. The dolls are placed under a pillow and take over worrying on behalf of the person, allowing them to sleep peacefully. The dolls take the worries away during the night so that in the morning, the person wakes up without the worries.