Ajpu Worry Doll
When I was a child, as children do, I worried. Minute details scurried in my mind, and relentless worries ensued.
In today's rapid world, our daily rythme brings an influx of little worries to deal with; what better way to exorcise these worries than by adding a beautiful talisman to your everyday ritual?
In Guatemala, Worry Dolls are a cultural tradition that help people sleep peacefully. Legend has it that when worrying keeps one awake, simply whisper your worries to your dolls and they will whisk them away!
Enchanted by the idea of these sweet tiny objects, I have created worry dolls to manage and keep your distress away.
Ajpu, named after the Mayan spirit of the sun, features a mind, body and tiny tunic of rainbow gemstones. He embodies protection and strength and has each of his chakra points filled by a powerful precious stone. Wear him diligently around your neck, and in beauty, he will symbolically bring strength and be your guardian and protector.
5% of all Worry Doll proceeds will be donated to Mayan Families, a nonprofit organization aimed at providing education, nutrition, shelter and medical care to those living in extreme poverty in rural Guatemala.
Made by hand in our Montreal studio, solid 14K gold
Ajpu measures 1.5cm (15mm) or 1.9cm (19mm) with his jumpring. His body is adorned with sapphires (blue, yellow, orange), topaz, emerald, and ruby.
Available on a 16" chain, 20" chain, or without necklace. Chains are solid 14K gold. Please note that the jumpring will only allow Ajpu to fit on a very narrow chain.
Pictured on the 16" chain – 1.1mm cable chain. Please note that 20" chain is 1.3mm cable chain.