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Guatemalan Crochet Stress Ball

Guatemalan Crochet Stress Ball

Regular price $5.49
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SKU: SKU: SK-169223


Handmade by artisans in Guatemala, this cotton thread woven stress ball is filled with tiny plastic pellets inside, providing a little stress relief whenever you need it!

  • 100% cotton thread
  • 2.5" diameter (6.4 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Guatemala

Artisan Information

Doña Jerónima Juárez was born in the small village of San Pedro Las Huertas, near Antigua, Guatemala. She stopped attending school after the third grade in order to supplement her family's income by helping her mother sell vegetables in the marketplace.

Doña Jerónima's mother taught her to make worry dolls, a traditional craft in Guatemala. She recalls, "I was trying for 2 months to make the worry dolls; I made one but was not good enough then I undid the dolls and tried again and again and again lots of times."

Her perseverance paid off. Eleven years ago, she was able to found a small workshop, "Artesanias Multicolor," in the Colonial City of La Antigua Guatemala. She is able to employ fifteen artisans in the production of traditional and not-so-traditional handicrafts, including the "Worry Cats," a design she developed exclusively for the Greater Good Network.

With their livelihood no longer tied solely to the agricultural harvest, Doña Jerónima, her mother, and her three daughters continue to turn their traditional crafting skills towards the creation of new and unique designs.

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This product ships to the United States and international. Expedited shipping options are available for addresses within the United States, unless total order weight prohibits.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with this product, you may return it for exchange or refund within 90 days of purchase, subject to some restrictions. Please review our full Returns & Exchanges information.

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Cheryl
Well made

Very cute, holds up well