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Berry Floral Embroidered Alpaca Blend Coin Purse from Peru, "Berry Paradise"

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For a lovely companion on a day of shopping, this Peruvian coin purse is... more

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For a lovely companion on a day of shopping, this Peruvian coin purse is designed by Balvina Huaytalla. With a body of berry, the alpaca blend bag features majestic floral embroidery that is performed by hand. It opens with a zipper, revealing a cotton blend lining.

  • 30 grams
  • 1.06 oz
  • 8 cm H x 14 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 3.1" H x 5.5" W x 2.4" D

  • 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool; polyester and 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 the Andesicon info
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From longmont colorado

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05/25/2021

"coin purse"

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I ordered this for myself and another one for a gift.I love it

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  • Occasion: birthday
From longmont colorado

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05/25/2021

"This little coin purse is adorable"

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I adore the hand work

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Andean Sunshine, Embroidered Multicolor Cotton Blend Coin Purse from Peru

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From Tennessee

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05/01/2021

"delightful coin purse"

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Excellent artist, so nice. Nice size to tuck in your purse.

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Andean Sunshine, Embroidered Multicolor Cotton Blend Coin Purse from Peru

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From Rochester/Michigan/USA

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04/22/2021

"Excellent for small knitting supplies"

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So pretty and well-made

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From Tennessee

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04/18/2021

"coin purse"

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Nice small size, very pretty and well made. Very happy with this.

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From Alabama

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03/06/2021

"Cute and practical."

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I carry my mask in this. Easy to find in my large bag. Colorful engaging design. Arrived fast. Thank you.

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Andean Sunshine, Embroidered Multicolor Cotton Blend Coin Purse from Peru

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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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