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Our company

The PEMA company has been producing high-quality woodcarvings since the 19th century.

Our roots


The roots of our company date back to the nineteenth century with two masters of sculpture and painting. At that time, the sculptor Johann Dominik Mahlknecht (1793-1876) became one of the most important carvers in Val Gardena, while Luis Mahlknecht (Bera Luis da Rainell, 1910-2000) later revolutionized the woodcarving-painting technique when he first used oil colors to decorate the figurines

Our project


Being aware of the long woodcarving tradition in Val Gardena, our aim was to create a workshop which is not merely a working space, but a real atelier of ideas. Here we can let our imagination run free and give birth to a wide range of high-quality and innovative woodcarvings. We certainly owe the success of our projects to the long tradition that has shaped and inspired us over a long time.


Our work


We have always been guided by one principle: Our aim is to carve contemporary (profane and sacred) works of art that can respond to the wishes of all woodcarving enthusiasts. We strive to create innovative art pieces without ever forgetting our roots and tradition. Our products are characterized by the high-quality of the used materials and the great attention to the details. This is how -combining tradition and innovation- we manage to produce sculptures that are world-famous and unique.

Here are some impressions of our work

St. Michael

St. Michael

Exhibition room in Pontives
Laion - Val Gardena

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II

Exhibition room in Pontives
Laion - Val Gardena

Heart for Mary the Immaculate

Heart for Mary the Immaculate

Exhibition room in Pontives
Laion - Val Gardena

Holy Joseph with child

Holy Joseph with child

Exhibition room in Pontives
Laion - Val Gardena

Do we have your interest?

Please do not hesitate to contact us

LOCATIONPontives, 28
Laion - Val Gardena
South Tyrol - Italy

HOTLINE Open year round from Monday through Friday
Saturday on request
from 8-12
and from 1.30-6

T: +39 0471 797175

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