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Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag, "Country Scene"

byBalvina Huaytalla: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (99)
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
  • 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
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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99

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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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Country Scene, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

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

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06/16/2016

"So Cute"

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This bag is very well made and adorable.

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

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

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06/18/2021

"Christmas Gifts Waiting To Be Given!"

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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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Walk in the Countryside, Handcrafted Cotton Blend Patchwork Cosmetic Bag from Peru

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06/18/2021

"Christmas Gifts Waiting To Be Given!"

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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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06/18/2021

"Christmas gifts just waiting to be given!"

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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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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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  • coin purse

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • 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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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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