The Nativity of Christ
Val Gardena has been the home of skilled sculptors for over 400 years. The art of woodcarving, handed down from generation to generation, represents one of the main characteristics of the alpine valley.
Bernardi Wood Art was born from the fusion and cooperation of three separate firms, Bernardi Willi, Bernardi Hermann and Bejo (Bernardi Josef), active over the last 40 years in the woodcarvings business.
Bernardi Wood Art is a master in creating new models, performing different finishes and offering a great service to its customers. All of this makes Bernardi Wood Art one of the most important woodcarvers in the Gardena Valley. Wood carved sculptures are made by Bernardi Wood Art exclusively in its laboratories in Gardena Valley, and the trade mark Gardena Art at the bottom of each sculpture certifies it.
Val Gardena woodcarvings are famous throughout the world. The “Gardena Art“ brand guarantees their quality and origin. When buying a woodcarving of the Gardena Art brand, the customer can be sure that it is a work of great prestige, 100% produced in the Gardena Valley.
Skilful artists from the Ortisei School of Art and Selva Gardena carve the basic models: true works of art arising from the creative energy of the individual, always diverse and innovatory. From these subjects the shape is cast in bronze for later reproduction by pantograph.
Wood from the Alpine forests is the most suitable for carving. The rough wood is cut, divided into shafts and then reduced to smaller blocks to accommodate the size of the carvings.
The wooden blocks are shaped by pantograph that, guided by the skilful hands of an expert craftsman, allows the creation of carvings that are then refined in the smallest detail.
The final stage of a woodcarving is decoration. Carvings are painted completely by hand, with patience and extreme care. The colors used vary from carving to carving: therefore each carving that leaves the artist’s hands has an individual touch.
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