The collection of these children's guardian angels was made and designed especially for the high demand for favors for the first Holy Communion and Confirmation at modest costs. The protective angels are mold made with wood dust and glue which becomes like a solid resin and carefully painted by brush using natural oil colors. The line of these modern angels is stylized with simple and smooth shapes. They are angels of God who protect children by putting their hand on their head or welcoming them into their embraces. Much loved by children but also by us adults, the guardian angel is the friend of the heart and is a meaningful gift that gives protection and luck to those who receive it. Find your guardian angel among the cherub of love, the guardian angel of friendship, the guardian angel of family. Each angel is shipped in a box Dolfi with certificate of quality and origin. On request we also offer special packaging for wedding favors.
GUARDIAN ANGELS wood carvings with mountain maple wood from the Dolomites:
From birth to death, in the most difficult and complex moments of life, the guardian angel is a figure that accompanies us in faith on our journey through life.
Even in very ancient texts, such as the Old Testament, God is surrounded by a host of heavenly figures who worship Him and perform actions in His name. The guardian angels, the pope said, are the help "the Lord promises to his people and to us who walk the path of life." As companions and protectors, guardian angels are like "a human compass or a compass that resembles a human being and helps us see where to go" to avoid dangers along the way.
Christians, should heed God's command to "be attentive and obedient to their guardian angel" and listen to "their promptings, which always come from the Holy Spirit."
There are also many passages in the New Testament that speak of guardian angels, such as the passages dedicated to the Archangel Gabriel, the Archangel St. Michael, the Archangel Raphael, the Annunciation of the Angel to Mary, and many others.
Hand carved wooden figures and sculptures
Val Gardena in South Tyrol is famous for its precious wooden figures and for its centuries-old tradition of wood carvers.
Devoted to this profession for generations, we at DOLFI still offer excellent wooden statues of the highest quality.
We make figures of Saints Male famous all over the world from Padre Pio to Saint Francis of Assisi, from Saint Anthony to Saint Joseph and all the known saints of our Bible. International Saints such as Saint Jacob of Compostela, Medina Caeli, Saint Benedict.
Dolfi offers a large selection of wooden figures and religious statues of wooden sculptures that represent the Holy Saint Women, and they are made from different types of wood such as Maple wood, linden wood, olive wood, ash wood, pine wood and decorative wood. These woods come from the forests of Trentino South Tyrol in Italy.
This collection of sculptures shows the blessed and holy merciful women dedicated to our holy Lord and God. Our protectors, those who have written the history of our Christian Catholic religion, are each characterized by an extraordinary work of charity and miracle. The religious Dolfi wooden sculptures are pre-carved and then carved and hand-made by our experienced sculptors and artists. Our Master carvers hand carve the surfaces of the sculptures, smooth the surfaces, after they are hand-painted by our experienced painters using brushes and oil or water colors.
In addition to the design of wooden statues of all sizes and models, DOLFI has greatly expanded its range with glass fiber statues or polyresin church figures. Fiberglass is an innovative synthetic material made from reinforced resin and glass fibers. DOLFI Art Studio produces in its own art workshops with numerous artists and sculptors, church statues in various sizes of at least 60 cm, 80 cm, 100 cm, 120 cm and 150 cm, inch 24, 32-inch, 36-inch, 40-inch, 42-inch 48-inch 50-inch, 60 inch.
How are glass fiber sculpture created? In order to create a plastic sculpture, the original wooden model must be available, from which a shape is made that shows exactly all details, facets, subtleties, knife cuts, shapes and waves of a statue carved in wood. So, it is a photocopy, a restoration or also called replica and duplicate of the wooden model without changing the beauty and naturalness of the sculpture. Only a true connoisseur distinguishes a wooden statue from a plastic one.
ANGELS' HEADS wood carved in maple:
In South Tyrol, a land full of history and culture, lies the idyllic Val Gardena, where the ancient tradition of handicrafts is still alive today.
Characteristic are the old farmhouses with the traditional parlors where farmers used to gather to warm up during the long, cold winter days.
One of the most common and typical details is the interior paneling, made entirely of pine wood, with an abundance of details and artistic ornaments.
Religious cjristian statues made of wood-poly-resin material:
The high demand for wooden artworks and religious motifs led our company Dolfi to look for a new collection, cheaper but of comparable quality in relation to traditional wood carving. Thus, was born the DOLFI collection of religious articles made of resin mixed with wood chips.
This material is a paste of wood dust, resin, vegetable oil and solvents that is easily moldable and does not require catalysts or heat sources.
The very first operation for the creation of a work in this polyresin wood paste is the realization of the wooden model.
The depiction of the Madonna has always belonged to the ancient representation of the Madonna of Christianity.
In the 12th century after Christ the first Marian representations can be found, and the adorations of Mary as Mother of God often depicted praying or with the Child in Hand began.
The DOLFI Madonna’s, Madonna and child and Wooden Carved Virgin Mary, wood carving statues collection, includes over 1000 different wood carved blessed Madonnas with and without child statues of sizes and executions and are produced by our skilled artisan master sculptors from Val Gardena in Trentino Alto Adige, Italy.
The wooden and hand-painted statues of the Madonna of Val Gardena are represented by DOLFI as religious sculptures and wood carved statues of different sizes sculpted in maple wood and olive wood from 3 inch to 4 inch and 5 inches to then move on to 6-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, 14 inch and 16 inches.
The Val Gardena wood relief Madonna sculptures are famous all over the world.
The sculptures of the Val Gardena wood relief Madonnas are carved up to 24 cm in maple wood, the larger ones in lime wood, carefully selected, stored and hand painted with oil paints to show the grain and the liveliness of the carved wood.
On this wooden figure there are well over 70 steps of craftsmanship that only hands with years of absolute experience, passion and dedication can create to give life to each creation.
Discover the world of Val Gardena Madonna's relief wood carved with child on our new online page for wooden statues!
The crucifix is the representation of Christianity. For Christians, Christ is love, hope and redemption.
The representation of Christ on the cross is the most common symbol in houses and churches.
Dolfi's proposed collections of Jesus wall crosses, body of Christ, wooden crucifix for sale is made in South Tyrol Val Gardena Italy.
The Dolfi crucifixes and crosses are made from local woods like Linden wood, bass wood, maple wood, swiss pine wood, ash wood, walnut wood.
PRAYERS FOR INFANTS
Prayer is a dialogue that takes place between God and man; introducing our children to a life of prayer is undoubtedly the greatest gift a parent, grandparent, or grandmother can teach how to communicate with the Creator.
Prayers recited by children are typically short, rhyming or with a memorable melody. Evening prayer is usually said before bedtime, to give thanks for a good day.
Dolfi is a company from Val Gardena in South Tyrol founded in 1892.
For years we have been producing wooden angels, famous worldwide for their handcrafted production and the high quality of the raw material. We select the finest woods such as maple, linden and pine wood.
The term angel means messenger, a force emanated directly from God to send messages of life to people.
In both ancient and modern art, angels are depicted in paintings, pictures, statues and sculptures, but not all angels look alike. Angels are distinguished among the various angelic hosts according to their proximity to God. There are the seraphim angels, who are immediately around God and sing praises to the Lord. Then we find the cherubim, who have the ability to translate the Word of God into concepts.
The angels are in heaven, that is, they are with God. But since God is everywhere, the angels are also everywhere and accompany us every moment of our lives. They recommend positive thoughts for us to do good and avoid evil.
Angels are depicted on how many works of art and ancient statues. In ancient traditions, the angel was also carried in a procession. Often angels are depicted as playing.
A holy water font is a container of holy water usually placed near the entrance of a church or home.
It is often attached to the underside of a crucifix or a religious image of a wood carving. Holy water vats are used in Catholic churches, Anglican churches, and some Lutheran churches to make the sign of the cross with holy water before entering the church.
The holy water is blessed by a priest or deacon and is a sign of benediction for Christians.
The olive wood rosary is a precious piece of jewelry with religious character. It is a symbol of prayer and devotion to our Lord and is available in different lengths and colors. The collection of holy rosaries includes the classic rosary of today made of olive wood with a wooden or steel cross with round or oval shaped beads. Very special is the rosary of St. Francis with the T-shaped cross, called TAU. The sacred rosary is a moment of prayer addressed to God, and therefore for Christians who have a rosary, it is a way to be connected to God and to feel him close to them. Among the various models of traditional wooden rosaries is the heart-shaped rosary made of olive wood. This particularity makes this a very original rosary idea for a wedding gift for First Communion or Confirmation. This rosary is packed in a Dolfi box or in a plain tulle bag with the Dolfi certificate of quality and originality. A symbolic present and gift idea with great spiritual meaning, which will give love and hope to the person you are giving it to. Every Dolfi rosary has a plaque dedicated to a holy man, a holy woman, a church or a place of pilgrimage. Dolfi rosaries are handmade in wood, can be customized upon request and are custom made to size in our workshops in Val Gardena. Did you know that rosaries made of olive wood are perfumed rosaries and have a lasting smell of olive oil? These devotional necklaces are very suitable to be worn as a simple piece of jewelry with special and spiritual meaning.
Over the years our wood carver company Dolfi from Val Gardena has opened several flagship stores in Italy.
The most important DOLFI SHOP for religious articles is the Christian Dolfi art shop in Padua, in Via del Santo street, opposite the Basilica of St. Anthony, called "Il Santo" by the Paduans, one of the greatest works of art in the world, a place rich in culture, history and spirituality, known all over the world and visited all year round, also by millions of tourists.
For the numerous requests for figures of St. Anthony in various designs and sacred and religious souvenirs in wood, the Dolfi factory has created a wide range of sacred memorabilia and religious souvenirs to meet the needs of all believers.
In our online offer you will find a wide range of sacred gift items of various kinds, from wooden statues, crucifixes, hand charms, religious magnets, devotional images and much more; equally valuable and economically useful devotional items and gifts.
Wooden angel carved in bark wood:
Each of us has a guardian angel who accompanies us during our earthly life, helping us in our daily difficulties and giving us strength and hope. According to Christian tradition, the angel shows us the way to God, keeps us away from temptations and evil, to lead us to eternal salvation in heaven. The angel is invoked with the prayer Angel of God. So the figure of the angel has a very deep meaning of protection, help and comfort. The words of the angels touch our soul and strengthen us in difficult times.