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Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag, "Country Scene"

Llamas graze in the verdant fields surrounding a highland hamlet. All is... more

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Llamas graze in the verdant fields surrounding a highland hamlet. All is sunshine and beauty in this enchanted Peruvian landscape. By Balvina Huaytalla, this handcrafted cosmetic bag showcases the traditional Andean art of arpillería. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and embroidered by hand. The reverse side is solid black cotton.

  • 20 grams
  • 0.71 oz
  • 11 cm H x 20 cm W x 0.5 cm D
  • 4.3" H x 7.75" W x 0.2" D

  • 90% cotton, 10% acrylic. Cotton lining
  • Dry clean only
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Robynne D.

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06/16/2016

"Probably should have ordered two."

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Our Pastor and his wife are traveling this summer. This will be a reminder of our outreach missions.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Pastor's wife
  • Occasion: housewarming

Donna

From Minnesota

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09/26/2017

"Cosmetic bag"

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This is so darling. Very impressed with the detailed work.

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Crickets Song

From Melbourne Australia

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07/29/2017

"Very pretty and useful wallet."

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I bought this lovely wallet as a Christmas gift for a family member. She absolutely loved it, and uses it for her make-up.

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Charlene Ford

From Neosho,Missouri,USA

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06/20/2016

"NOT JUST FOR COSMETICS"

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THIS IS SO SO COOL I CAN USE IT TO CARRY ANYTHING IN MY PURSE OR JUST SET OUT AND INJOY

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Frogger

From Michigan

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06/16/2016

"So Cute"

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This bag is very well made and adorable.

Best Uses

  • Anything, money, makeup, jewelry, misc stuff, little purse

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Molly Gossett

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06/16/2016

"Perfect Graduation Present"

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A beautiful piece that is functional, yet also tells a story.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Cousin
  • Occasion: graduation

Letena

From Brandon Mississippi

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05/15/2022

"Such Beautiful Colors"

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I Love this Beautiful purse I use it to store my small pieces of jewelry when Im not wearing them what a Beautiful change purse you are very Talented??????

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From Vishwa

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04/17/2022

"Cute and Pretty"

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I love this purse. The appliqué work is so picturesque that I feel like framing the purse and hanging it on a wall for all to see.

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Dorothy

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04/07/2022

"Happiness!"

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I so appreciate your beautiful, unique, colorful work, Balvina Huaytalla, I am the proud owner of 3 of your coin purses. Thank you for your lovely, detailed work.

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Linda

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03/19/2022

"Beautiful scene on purse"

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I ordered this makeup bag for a little niece to use as a little purse because the scene on the little bag is so very darling. It is done very well and I really like it showing the two little girls, the lamb, the mountains, etc. The colors are so bright and vivid. Thank you so much for your excellent workmanship.

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  • to use as what one would like

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Neice
  • Occasion: 'just because'

MARIA

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03/08/2022

"Beautiful coin purse."

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I gave several of these coin purses for Christmas, with different designs. Everyone loved the applique designs.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

Annette

From Australia

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02/15/2022

"Beautiful!"

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Gorgeous, well-designed and expertly made. I love animals and I love this cute little bag. Thank you Balvina for making me smile!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Balvina works with two Peruvian art forms to create her highly-graphic colorful decor and fashion accessories. Growing-up in Ayacucho, she learned the traditional embroidery style of that region from her mother and grandmother. During the Peruvian reign of terror, her family fled to the mountains around Lima where she learned arpillería, the traditional Andean form of applique. Balvina often incorporates both embroidery and applique into her work, creating unique contemporary designs with traditional techniques.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Balvina is an artisan in the early stages of growing her workshop but one with the mindset to succeed. She thinks of herself as an entrepreneur and has moved from needing help to helping others. Although she does not yet have any full-time helpers, she hires other artisans in her community to help her fill her orders.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

When Balvina began to work with Novica, she was cleaning houses to survive. Now she is able to earn a living from the art she loves. She is able to provide for her son. A steady income has brought her a sense of empowerment and a bright future no longer seems a distant dream.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Balvina has tried to have her son's father help with the cost of his education but he refuses. She struggles to cover the costs of her son's schooling and is deeply committed to paying for his education on her own through the sale of her wood crafts..

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Balvina Huaytalla has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to build up her stock of fabric pieces for her patchwork.

Media Featured

Media Featured

Balvina was recently interviewed for the Peruvian television show "Mujeres Empresarias." She confesses that she is still too shy to watch her own interview.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Balvina's work was featured in a recent Novica catalog. The resulting sales led to her hiring several part-time workers to help her complete her orders.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Balvina is a single mother and is determined to give her son her best.

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