Since the 16th century, the Val Gardena in the Dolomites has been famous for its woodcarving art. Here in the magnificent mountain scenery of the "Val Gherdeina", the majority of the population speaks Ladin, which is a language that developed around 2,000 years ago at the time of the Roman garrison. Woodcarving is so closely linked to the Val Gardena and its Ladin inhabitants. Despite World Cup races, romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides and a mighty winter silhouette, Val Gardena has always remained first and foremost the valley of the Lord God carvers.
In the family workshop of master woodcarver Andreas Mussner, this great tradition is continued: In pure manual labour, the suitable wood is carefully selected for each object, carved in superior quality and then hand-painted with great attention to detail.