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

byBalvina Huaytalla: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (78)
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 Andesicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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78

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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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Purchased Item:

Colorful Mandala, Floral Embroidered Alpaca Blend Coin Purse in Black

From NYC

Verified Reviewer

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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Purchased Item:

Colorful Mandala, Floral Embroidered Alpaca Blend Coin Purse in Black

From Bay area, California

Verified Reviewer

05/19/2020

"Beautiful Applique coin purse"

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I bought this as a gift and it was a success It is really beautiful. It is made with a lot of detail and the colors are so amazing! Thank you !

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Purchased Item:

Butterfly Afternoon, Andean Folk Art Cotton Applique Change Purse

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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Verified Reviewer

05/10/2020

"So Pretty!"

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My daughter loves this coin purse. Its adorable!

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Purchased Item:

Butterfly Afternoon, Andean Folk Art Cotton Applique Change Purse

From Melbourne Australia

Verified Reviewer

05/01/2020

"Very cute"

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loved gift for niece

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Neice
  • Occasion: birthday

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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