Skilful artists from art schools of Ortisei and
Selva Gardena carve the basic models: true works of
art arising from the creative energy of the
individual, always new and different. The shape of
these models is cast in bronze to be then reproduced
by the pantograph.
The wood from the mountain forests of the Alps is
the most suitable one for carving. The trunks are
cut into thick wooden boards and then reduced to
smaller blocks according to the size of the carvings
to be produced.
The wooden blocks get their rough shape by the
pantograph which is guided by the skilful hands of
an expert craftsman. Those rough models are then
refined by hand down to their smallest details.
The final stage of production is the decoration. The
carvings are painted by hand, with diligence and
love for detail. The colours used vary from
sculpture to sculpture. Therefore each carving
leaving the artist’s hands has its individual touch.
Since its formation the association Gardena Art has striven to protect the woodcarvings in Val Gardena from reproductions. The principal message of the brand is: “If it says GARDENA ART, then there is 100% Val Gardena inside!”
The customer can be sure that products carrying the GARDENA ART trademark are exclusively produced in Val Gardena.
100% Made in Italy
The brand GARDENA ART stands for the traditionally
high quality of Italian arts and crafts, for the
unique quality of woodcarvings made 100% in Val
Gardena. According to the principal:
“Enjoy 400 years of woodcarving tradition.”