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“I love to draw and paint wooden sculptures, and because of this passion, I keep both the tradition of our valley and the one of my family alive” – Sonia Demetz“– Sonia Demetz
Our Wood Carving Tradition of Sculpting and Color-painting
Val Gardena is renown, it is said to be a special and magical valley. Nestled in the heart of the Dolomites, this picturesque part of South Tyrol is covered with green woods, serene alpine meadows and embraced by impressive vertical mountain landscapes. For centuries men and women in this valley have developed and perfected a unique ability; that of artisan wood carving. This tradition remains part of local culture today. Top quality materials are hand shaped in sacred and secular sculptures. Sonia Demetz lends to this story with her personal touch; as she draws the figures, and as a final touch, she then hand color-paints each one of them. Sonia’s remarkable skill of wood painting was learned from her mother, in turn, passed down from generations. Today, Sonia continues this artisan tradition with a never-ending commitment and deep passion to make each of her carvings one of a kind.
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SELECT YOUR OWN COLORS OF YOUR SCUPTURE
To make your carvings truly unique, we suggest the you select your colors for the wooden nativity scenes of Val Gardena, or perhaps the magic of the Christmas story, or any of Sonia’s other offerings.
The wooden nativity scenes of Val Gardena
The magic of the Christmas story – the family tradition
Setting up a nativity scene at home is a special time of the year for all the family, in telling the true story of Christmas together with your loved ones.
Year after year you can enhance the nativity scene by adding new wooden figurines as you choose. The setting up of your nativity scene is a special time of joy and over the years will enrich your family traditions.
The selection of nativity scenes
Sonia has created many different kinds of crèches, so that you can choose the one that best suits you and your home.
We offer different styles; for example, baroque, classical, Romanesque, modern or stylized. In our shop you can find five series of nativity scenes with over 160 unique figurines and in various sizes to choose from. Your selections will bring to life a nativity scene with a richness that only hand carved, hand color-painted wooden figurines possess.
We can help you choose
Please feel free to send me a picture of the room where you want to set up your nativity scene and the size of the space available, and I’m happy to help you with your selection. It is my desire that you are delighted with your choice and that you enjoy them for years to come.
BUY NOW YOUR NATIVITY SCENE
Classical, modern ethnic, select your preferred one from any of the proposals offered
THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS
I really love to show my products at Christmas markets. The Christmas atmosphere, the joy for the holidays, the desire to find something special, the happiness that fills them and the scents of Christmas sweets lends to these events a magic touch.
I offer my creations at Christmas markets primarily in Bavaria and in Baden Württemberg, Germany. These markets allow me the joyus opportunity to meet and interact with so many people, and to share with them personally my passion for artisan wood carvings; while allowing me to bring our centuries old Val Gardena traditions abroad.
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I was blessed to be brought up in one of the most beautiful mountain valleys, Val Gardena. It is here where I was taught to love nature and tradition,
and like my sisters and my mother, I was introduced at an early age to the art of color-painting hand carved wooden figurines. This beginning lead me to seek an education in art, and to choose a life of sculpting and painting. Within this passion for my art, I greatly love being able to contribute and to be part of the fascinating history of Val Gardena.
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Shipments are dispatched with 24 hours after confirmed order if item is on hand, or upon completion of your selection
We use top quality materials only; through their properties these lend additional value to each item.
Thank you for your interest in my artisan wood carvings. If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to helping you!