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Cotton Applique Folk Art Cosmetic Bag, "Country Scene"

Llamas graze in the verdant fields surrounding a highland hamlet. All is... more

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Llamas graze in the verdant fields surrounding a highland hamlet. All is sunshine and beauty in this enchanted Peruvian 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
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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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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06/16/2016

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"Probably should have ordered two."

Our Pastor and his wife are traveling this summer. This will be a reminder of our outreach missions.

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  • Occasion: housewarming

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"So Cute"

This bag is very well made and adorable.

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  • Anything, money, makeup, jewelry, misc stuff, little purse

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"Perfect Graduation Present"

A beautiful piece that is functional, yet also tells a story.

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06/20/2016

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"NOT JUST FOR COSMETICS"

THIS IS SO SO COOL I CAN USE IT TO CARRY ANYTHING IN MY PURSE OR JUST SET OUT AND INJOY

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05/14/2017

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"ADORABLE!"

This is so adorable! I love it! I will be buying another one!

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"Beautiful Craftship"

This was chosen as a gift for a dear sister. She loves the bright colors and intricate, cheerful Andean llama farm inspired design. And I really liked the convenience of the free gift wrap.

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07/29/2017

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"Very pretty and useful wallet."

I bought this lovely wallet as a Christmas gift for a family member. She absolutely loved it, and uses it for her make-up.

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09/23/2017

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"My favorite and beautiful wallet"

I love this wallet for its beautiful colors, well finished and creative manual art

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09/24/2017

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"Very Pretty"

This cosmetic bag is very pretty and well made.

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"Cosmetic bag"

This is so darling. Very impressed with the detailed work.

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11/19/2018

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"Country Scene"

Totally liked the makeup bag and it's currently in my purse -- loved it.

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  • Its compact and fits perfectly in my handbag

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"oh wow so vibrant, colorful and well made"

The detail on this piece is amazing. I adore this bag and I will be buying more pieces from this artist!!!

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3 Testimonials for Balvina Huaytalla

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Alexandria

Melbourne Australia

Beautiful and intricately detailed little purses with lots to look at.

Karen

Annette

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.
 
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