Andrea Barrail Art Jewelry was born from the thought that Paraguayan culture
was being overlooked. With the idea of showing the world different aspects of
Paraguayan traditions through art, Andrea created the first collection based on
indigenous wooden tattoos fused with contemporary art. The whole concept of
the brand is to create consciousness of art in third world countries.
Jewelry is not a major industry in Paraguay,
yet the designer found a “pot of gold” while working
with the artisans. “Their talent is impeccable and a secret
to most people since no one gives them the acknowledgment
they deserve. My goal is to make Paraguay a well known
location for jewelry art in the world”- says the designer.
Her art is divided into collections with different meanings.
The first collection, Ambüe, is about change. Her inspiration came at a difficult time for her
where, like in many people’s lives, she was going through a great deal of change and growth.
The word “Ambüe” means “to be transformed” in her home town’s indigenous language, Guarani.
She chose the butterfly as her main design because the butterfly is a perfect example of how
major change can signify unexpected beauty.
Two important factors of inspiration for her were,
her father’s modern designs, and the traditional tattoos
found in Guarani indigenous art. She found a way to fuse
both aspects and create the sculpture pieces she has
presented all over the world.
Currently Andrea is in the midst of creating her fourth collection.