The history of woodcarving in Val Gardena
Since the 17th century, in Val Gardena the farmers have been carving wooden figurines during the cold winter months. Selling them, they could improve their income, since the work in the fields didn’t pay much. Thanks to their experience, they soon became true masters in this artistic sector.
The creation of a sculpture step by step
From the first draft to the final touch: In order to create a high-quality wooden sculpture, many work steps are necessary. It is only thanks to their great skills that our artists are able to create carved masterpieces according to the woodcarving tradition of Val Gardena. Find out here how a wooden sculpture is made.
Wood carvings since 1969
Senior partner Peter Mahlknecht founded the company in 1969 in the center of Laion - Val Gardena / Val Gardena. In 1984 the company building was first expanded. Due to the continued success, in 1999, the company was relocated to the current building in the Pontives craft zone (at the entrance to Val Gardena)