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Andean Folk Art Cotton Applique Cosmetic Case, "Sunny Afternoon"

Blue butterflies browse brilliant blossoms in a sunny Peruvian garden. By Balvina Huaytalla, this handcrafted cosmetic case showcases the traditional Andean art of arpillería. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and embroidered by hand.... more

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Blue butterflies browse brilliant blossoms in a sunny Peruvian garden. By Balvina Huaytalla, this handcrafted cosmetic case 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
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Dry clean only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
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132

Lois

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11/04/2016

"Beautiful"

I love this . I carry it in my purse with hard candy in it. When I take it out everyone wants to know where I got it.

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Doranna

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05/02/2023

"A HAPPY LITTLE GIRL"

This cosmetic bag is truly colorful and beautifully handcrafted. It will make a little girl very happy to own it for her keepsakes.

Best Uses

  • Holding jewelry

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Neice
  • Occasion: Easter

Mary

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06/18/2021

"Christmas Gifts Waiting To Be Given!"

I love these bags--all the designs. They are so colorful and cheerful. I purchased a number of them to give as Christmas gifts in December. But I did not forget to get one for myself too!

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Alexandria

From Melbourne Australia

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05/01/2020

"Very cute"

loved gift for niece

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Neice
  • Occasion: birthday

Nancy

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01/09/2020

"Precious cosmetic case -"

Such a cheerful and artistically crafted cosmetic case that could be used for a great number of things, including decor.

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Redhead at Heart

From Kansas City, MO, USA

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06/22/2017

"This will be a perfect gift!"

I purchased this bag from the artist to be used as a gift. The colors are bright and cheerful and I love the beautiful, colorful flowers and bright midday sun. I also appreciate that it came with free gift wrap that includes a tiny worry doll adorning the ribbon bow. I now a practical attractive gift that I know will be appreciated.

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Rachel

From Buffalo/NY/USA

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01/18/2024

"Beautiful and cheerful"

This coin purse is beautifully made in such cheerful colors! The details are stunning. I gave it to a friend as a gift and she loved it. Thank you :)

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Lou

From Canada

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01/16/2024

"Absolutely Beautiful!"

Balvinas workmanship is detailed and so colourfully delightful! My grandchildren loved looking all around every inch of this Christmas tree skirt and as we looked we could tell the story of Christmas! Even a Santa flying over Bethlehem in the sky - just for extra fun. It is worth every penny. Thank you for your joyful artistry!!

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Bert

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06/26/2023

"Beautiful pattern"

This was given as a gift, and the recipient was overwhelmed with the quality and colors. A++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Jennifer

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06/22/2023

"Beautiful"

This coin purse is very lovely. Its colors are so vibrant and pretty. Its very well made. I liked it so much I bought two; a purple one and turquoise one. Theyre very lightweight so they dont weigh down my purse which is a plus. Would highly recommend.

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Leticia

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05/14/2023

"coin bags"

quality is great my daughter loved it.

Purchased Item:

Fantastic Mandala, Floral Embroidered Alpaca Blend Coin Purse in Blue

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Leticia

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05/14/2023

"coin bags"

My daughter loved it. the quality is fabulous.

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Preserving Traditions

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

 
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