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Alpaca blend coin purse, 'Andean Shopper' - Black Floral Embroidered Alpaca Blend Coin Purse from Peru Curate

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Andean Shopper Black Floral Embroidered Alpaca Blend Coin Purse from Peru

The perfect companion on a day of shopping, this Peruvian coin purse is designed... more

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The perfect companion on a day of shopping, this Peruvian coin purse is designed by Balvina Huaytalla. With a body of black, the alpaca blend bag features elegant and colorful embroidery that depicts a bouquet of flowers. 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
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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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 business but one with the mindset to succeed. She thinks of herself as a businesswoman and has moved from needing help to helping others. Although she does not yet have any full-time employees, 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.

Balvina is a fighter. She is a single mother determined to be a successful businesswoman and a great mother to her son Roberto. She has found her strength and is determined to raise her son alone.

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 11 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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3 Testimonials for Balvina Huaytalla


Melbourne Australia

Beautiful and intricately detailed little purses with lots to look at.



Melbourne / Victoria / Australia

I recently received your beautiful APPLIQUÉ COSMETIC BAG, 'JUNGLE FRIENDS'. Your attention to detail is outstanding. This lovely work of art is a happy reminder of how much I love animals. I have it on display with a piece of jewellery from Novica inside. Thank you for making me smile.