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Floral Embroidered Alpaca Blend Coin Purse in Black, "Colorful Mandala"

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Embroidered with a colorful floral mandala over black, this coin purse from Peru... more

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Embroidered with a colorful floral mandala over black, this coin purse from Peru is designed by Balvina Huaytalla. She crafts the coin purse from a soft alpaca wool blend. It opens with a zipper to a lined interior.

  • 20 grams
  • 0.71 oz
  • 8 cm H x 10 cm W x 0.5 cm D
  • 3.1" H x 3.9" W x 0.2" D

  • 70% acrylic, 30% alpaca; polyester lining
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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Otis

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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Colorful Mandala, Floral Embroidered Alpaca Blend Coin Purse in Black

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Lori

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01/28/2020

"Bright & Beautiful"

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Exquisitely embroidered and very soft. Perfect size for loose change, medication, or hard candies. Very well made!

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Sharon G

From NYC

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05/29/2019

"?Colorful Mandala? purse"

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All my favorite colors in this petite coin purse! It is extremely well-handmade even with the zipper. Very useful for keeping a little emergency money aside in your purse. I will purchase again from this talented artist Balvina Huaytalla.

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mandala embroidery alpaca bright color purse

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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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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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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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