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Cotton blend coin purse, 'Andean Sunshine' - Embroidered Multicolor Cotton Blend Coin Purse from Peru

Product ID: 288951

Embroidered Multicolor Cotton Blend Coin Purse from Peru, "Andean Sunshine"

byBalvina Huaytalla: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (105)
A Peruvian villager enjoys a sunny day in the Andes while caring for her animals... more

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A Peruvian villager enjoys a sunny day in the Andes while caring for her animals in the hand-embroidered scene on this coin purse. Designed by artisan Balvina Huaytalla, the charming arpillería purse is crafted from a colorful cotton blend with a blue and white gingham cotton lining.

  • 10 grams
  • 0.35 oz
  • 10 cm L x 13 cm W
  • 3.9" L x 5" W

  • 90% cotton, 10% acrylic; cotton lining
  • Features a zipper closure
  • 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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105

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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Nancy

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04/07/2019

"Precious!"

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This little coin purse is utterly precious - So sweet and cheerful - Also a supreme work of art.

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Redhead at Heart

From Kansas City, MO, USA

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06/22/2017

"Another Charmer by Balvina Huaytalla"

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I found myself drawn to the meticulous detail in the zippered bags and coin purses by this artist. I chose to purchase several for gifts for some special people, including this one with a young Peruvian tending her animals. I also appreciate that this coin purse came with free gift wrap that includes a tiny worry doll adorning the ribbon bow. I now have a practical attractive gift that I know will be appreciated.

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Andean Sunshine, Embroidered Multicolor Cotton Blend Coin Purse from Peru

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Dorothy

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09/20/2021

"Wow!"

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The exquisite work that went into making this beautiful, useful piece is very impressive. Thank you Balvina Huaytalla for your artistic eye and detailed work. I am honored to own this piece.

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Otis

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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robin

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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Patricia

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08/13/2021

"Andean shopper"

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Lovely little bag. Love it. So beautiful.

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Tenley

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08/13/2021

"Adorable!"

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This little charming bag really embodies the spirit of the Andes to me - bright and cheerful and what is important - the land, the animals and the people! Beautifully done, charming and happy! Thank you for this gift of your land!!

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Andean Sunrise, Embroidered Multicolor Cotton Blend Coin Purse from Peru

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Dianne

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07/16/2021

"Exquisite Coin Purse"

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This is one of the nicest & well made ones Ive seen. I purchased one for a dear friend & one for myself. Compliments galore whenever I take mine out when Im with others. The colors are so beautiful & the appliques are well placed. Its a WINNER.

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Lynne

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07/13/2021

"Bright and beautiful"

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Gorgeous colors, beautiful design. This clutch makes me so happy!

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Magenta Bouquet, Floral Embroidered Alpaca Blend Clutch in Magenta from Peru

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Nancy

From Moses Lake, WA , USA

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07/13/2021

"Applique bags"

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Love this little bag was going to be a gift but I cant part with it

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Mary

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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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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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