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Product ID: 212137

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

byBalvina Huaytalla: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (82)
Blue butterflies browse brilliant blossoms in a sunny Peruvian garden. By... 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 Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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82

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11/04/2016

"Beautiful"

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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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From Melbourne Australia

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05/01/2020

"Very cute"

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loved gift for niece

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

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01/09/2020

"Precious cosmetic case -"

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

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From Kansas City, MO, USA

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06/22/2017

"This will be a perfect gift!"

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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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06/16/2016

"Beautifully crafted"

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I gave this to my sister for her birthday. She loves it and uses it as a clutch.

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08/08/2020

"Clutch"

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Love this clutch! Bought for myself!

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Vibrant Flowers, Floral Embroidered Alpaca Blend Clutch in Eggshell from Peru

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07/19/2020

"great fan"

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cool

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07/11/2020

"Vibrant & beautiful gift"

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My daughter is half Peruvian and loved this coin purse for Christmas!

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Andean Sunrise, Embroidered Multicolor Cotton Blend Coin Purse from Peru

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From Phoenix

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06/10/2020

"Cute coin purse"

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Adorable and well made. Plus, the gift wrap was cute too.

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Andean Sunrise, Embroidered Multicolor Cotton Blend Coin Purse from Peru

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From Bay area, California

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05/19/2020

"Beautiful Applique coin purse"

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I bought this as a gift and it was a success It is really beautiful. It is made with a lot of detail and the colors are so amazing! Thank you !

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Butterfly Afternoon, Andean Folk Art Cotton Applique Change Purse

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Kay

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05/14/2020

"Lovely"

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Very small but holds credit cards, cash and license. Very original.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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

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.

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.

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.

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..

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.

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

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.

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

 
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