Production and export of wood carvings and crib figurines from Val Gardena - South Tyrol - Salcher

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We are at home in Ortisei, in the valley of Val Gardena which is located in beautiful South Tyrol. In our mountains we have much snow from October to April. As it was too dangerous for the people here to work outdoors in Winter, our men bridged the Winter season and began to carve wood. In the course of time they carved toys for their children, altars for churches, sculptures of saints and also cribs for Christmas.
Nowadays our wood carving artists concentrate mainly on statues to decorate our private surroundings. Thus, with time, a unique form of wood carving has developed. To this end it was very helpful, that in our region grow precious kinds of trees – and this was and is the dominant prerequisite for our valuable wood carvings.

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