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Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag, "Country Scene"

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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 Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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79

Verified Reviewer

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

Purchased Item:

Country Scene, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

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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Country Scene, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

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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Country Scene, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

From Neosho,Missouri,USA

Verified Reviewer

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

Tags By Charlene Ford

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Country Scene, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

From Michigan

Verified Reviewer

06/16/2016

"So Cute"

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This bag is very well made and adorable.

Best Uses

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

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Country Scene, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

Verified Reviewer

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

Purchased Item:

Country Scene, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

From Phoenix

Verified Reviewer

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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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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Purchased Item:

Butterfly Afternoon, Andean Folk Art Cotton Applique Change Purse

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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Verified Reviewer

05/10/2020

"So Pretty!"

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My daughter loves this coin purse. Its adorable!

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Butterfly Afternoon, Andean Folk Art Cotton Applique Change Purse

From Melbourne Australia

Verified Reviewer

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
From Melbourne Australia

Verified Reviewer

05/01/2020

"Cute!"

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Gift for a young friend, who loved it.

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

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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