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Floral Embroidered Wool and Alpaca Blend Cushion Cover, "Floral Andean Kaleidoscope"

byBalvina Huaytalla: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (89)
Embroidered in the punto relleno technique with multicolored floral patterns... more

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Embroidered in the punto relleno technique with multicolored floral patterns against a body of antique white, this beautifully embellished cushion cover is designed by Balvina Huaytalla. She crafts the cushion cover of a Peruvian wool and alpaca blend. This cover opens at the back with a zipper for inserting a cushion.

  • 0.31 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 40 cm L x 40 cm W
  • 15.75" L x 15.75" W

  • 50% wool, 35% acrylic, 15% alpaca
  • Cushion(s) not included
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Do not wring
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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Reviews by Customers

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89

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01/20/2021

"So pretty!"

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I think this bag is cute. I love bags and clothes with embroidery, but not all are as nice as this. Im very happy with this purchase!

Purchased Item:

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

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From Tennessee

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01/04/2021

"colorful zipper wallet"

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Great size for shopping reward cards so you can lighten up your wallet. So pretty and cheerful.

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From Phoenix

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01/02/2021

"Cute"

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This is a nice little coin purse.

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Verified Reviewer

11/19/2020

"Flower clutch"

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Stunning clutch. I almost don t want to use it because it s so beautiful. I put my makeup brushes in it. It s perfect.

Purchased Item:

Vibrant Flowers, Floral Embroidered Alpaca Blend Clutch in Eggshell from Peru

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Verified Reviewer

11/14/2020

"So Cute"

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This little change purse is even cuter in person. Its well made.

Purchased Item:

Butterfly Afternoon, Andean Folk Art Cotton Applique Change Purse

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Verified Reviewer

10/13/2020

"Beautifully crafted"

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I gave this as a gift to my sister. She really likes it. She plans to use it as a change purse.

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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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