Much can be said in praise of Gardena's work from the 19th century onwards. Thanks to today's fashion for collecting old oak wood, there seems to be a demand for carved decoration. A certain number of carvers find employment in the ecclesiastical sector, as well as in repairs or the production of imitations. The carving one is accustomed to seeing in hotels or on board the modern ocean palace is mainly the work of the machine, where the finishing is often done by human workers.
In Val Gardena, the establishment of an art school in 1820 greatly improved the skills of the carvers. A new industry developed with hundreds of artists and craftsmen dedicated to sculpture and the production of wooden statues and altars, which were exported all over the world. A worldwide trade in machine-carved pre-milled, and hand-finished carvings, wooden figures and statues emerged.
This small wooden figure of Girl with Flowers from the Dolfi woodcarving collection is a very finely carved and decorated girl sculpture, happily wandering around with her dogs. Let yourself be surprised by our wooden sculptures and visit our online wooden gift ideas now!