Val Gardena boasts a long tradition of crafting religious figures out of wood. Since the early twentieth century, farmers carved spoons, tools, candelabras and other everyday things during the long winter months.
As in most cultures, the purpose of craftsmanship is not solely to make everyday things, but to create sacred works of art which will stand the test of time. To this day, buildings, frescoes, pediments and statues bear witness to the desire to express one’s religious sentiment and faith.
Wood is the perfect material for this. It is alive and warm, easy to carve and, with minimal care, durable. Wooden religious figurines give an aura of safety and easily adapt to the home furnishings.
Many of our wooden products are the legacy of previous generations and greatly appreciated.