Worry Dolls are tiny, hand-crafted dolls from Guatemala. The dolls are clothed in traditional Mayan costumes and stand one-half to one inch tall.
Guatemalan artisans bind pieces of wood together or twist together short lengths of wire to create a frame and fashion a torso, legs, arms, and head. By winding cloth and yarn around the frame, the artisans give the doll shape.
Los artesanos guatemaltecos juntan piezas de madera o metal y les dan forma para crear la estructura de una especie de torso, piernas, brazos y cabeza. Atando lana y tejido alrededor de esta estructura, le dan forma a la muñeca.
Marie Blanco Hendrickx, artistically known as Mijn Schatje, is a romantic and disturbing French artist, half Spanish and half Dutch from her parents. Despite being under thirty, she is one of the undisputed icons of our time. She is one of the exceptionally few female artists to use digital illustration programmes as her main creative tool. Her little girls are masterpieces of innocence and malice, inhabiting a obscure fairy-tale world which is both mysterious and downright disturbing. Mijn Schatje has made herself famous by crossing the boarders between the reassuring warmth of a teenager’s bedroom and the dark seas of adulthood, becoming famous not only in the field of illustrations but hyper-contemporary fashion too.