Wood carving from Val Gardena

The art of woodcarving in Val Gardena originated in the early 17th century. Especially in Ortisei in Val Gardena in the middle of the Dolomites, wood carving with the creation of wooden statues, wooden figures and church furnishings and once wooden toys is an important source of income.
In 1976 after the master craftsman's examination, Rabanser Otto Ferdinando founded the carving workshop.
Today his son Florian Rabanser runs the family business.