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

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

Peruvian villagers enjoy a sunrise in the Andes in the hand-embroidered scene on... more

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Peruvian villagers enjoy a sunrise in the Andes in the hand-embroidered scene on this coin purse. Designed by artisan Balvina Huaytalla, the charming purse is crafted from a colorful cotton blend with a blue and white cotton gingham 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
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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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 is a fighter. She is a single mother determined to be successful in her work 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 several part-time workers to help her complete her orders.

Balvina is a single mother and is determined to give her son her best.

Product Reviews By Customers
5 reviews

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"Beautiful Craftsmanship"

This is one of several that I purchased from Balvina Huaytalla, whose imagination and talent makes every one of these bags a work of art. This one made me especially happy so I decided to keep this "Andean Sunrise" coin purse for myself. The others will be gifted to special people through out the coming year. I KNOW that each will be cherished.

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"Very beautiful workmanship!"

I love this little bag and will treasure it.

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"Cute purse"

This is a beautiful and cute purse. The level of detail is amazing. And my toddler loves it too... Especially when it's cold and snowing and it reminds us to hang in there for the spring :)

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"so pretty"

Wonderful inexpensive item. Colorful and well made. Love it. Actually have it out as decor. Too nice to use yet.

Best Uses
  • jewelry case or coin case in purse

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"Cutest little coin purse"

This is so colorful and well made. It is a great gift!

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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.