The beautiful Val Gardena in South Tyrol, Italy, is famous for its artistic woodcarvers. Their knowledge of woodcarving was handed over from generation to generation and the carvers are still using the traditional tools, a chisel and a wooden hammer.
The craftsmen working for Demetz Patrick Woodcarvings in S. Cristina, a small town in Val Gardena, are wood sculptors, carvers and engravers, not to forget the painters, wood decorators and guilders. Their great passion for wood art can be seen in each of their hand carved crib figures.
The large range of crib figures includes of course several designs of the Holy Family. But they can also be bought separately. There are figures of Maria and St. Joseph in different postures. Infant Jesus is lying in a tiny little cradle. There are different styles of the three wise men, or the three kings, Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar. There are all kinds of animals, children in unique postures, shepherds, angels and musicians. The crib figures can be combined with eight different stables.
The crib figures of Demetz Patrick Woodcarvings have a height from 7 up to 18 centimetres. Some wooden figures are just left natural, some are coloured or stained or even gilded with 18 carat gold.
The crib figures offered online or in the shop of Patrick Demetz Woodcarvings in S. Cristina, Val Gardena, South Tyrol, Italy are all entirely hand carved and do get a special certificate of authenticity.