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Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag, "Jungle Friends"

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A scarlet macaw flies through the azure sky, greeting his jungle neighbors. A... more

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A scarlet macaw flies through the azure sky, greeting his jungle neighbors. A yellow giraffe and a blue elephant enjoy the verdant 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
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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78

From northbrook illinois

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06/24/2017

"Whimsical and Charming"

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This makes an outstanding gift. Love it!

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  • This was a gift for: neighbor's friend's daughter's babysitter
  • Occasion: currying favor

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Jungle Friends, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

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04/10/2017

"Adorable bag"

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I got this for my adult daughter to use in her purse to organize things. She loves giraffes and loved this bag.

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Jungle Friends, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

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11/04/2016

"Lovely"

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This is great and very well made. It draws attention as soon as I take it out.

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Jungle Friends, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

From Melbourne Australia

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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

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Jungle Friends, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

From San Juan Islands

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03/25/2020

"Too cute!"

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This was bought for an animal loving preteen. She absolutely loved it and carries/ stores her guitar picks and stings. Very well made.

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make up holder storage for small items novica

Best Uses

  • make-up, coin purse, storage that looks great left out - think hair holders, phone chager etc

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Jungle Friends, Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag

From San Francisco Bay Area, California

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01/23/2020

"Adorable pouch"

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The design on the front of this pouch makes me happy when I look at it. Its very well made and so cheerful. Like all products from Novica Ive purchased, it was well packed and quickly shipped.

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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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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

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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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04/26/2020

"Lovely purse!"

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The colors and workmanship are wonderful, and the scene depicted is calming. Very pleasing item

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Purchased Item:

Andean Sunshine, Embroidered Multicolor Cotton Blend Coin Purse from Peru

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04/12/2020

"Lovely little purse"

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Practical and so pretty- a delight for the eyes.

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Butterfly Afternoon, Andean Folk Art Cotton Applique Change Purse

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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