Franco Comploj
Wood carvings manufactory since 1929
Gradena Art wood carvings

100% made in
Val Gardena

completed to the smallest detail

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with great diligence and love for detail


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Woodcarvings Franco - High Quality from our own manufactory

With our webpage we would like to introduce to you the pleasure of woodcarving. The carved figurines and objects are precious and timeless works of art originating in the 400 years old woodcarving tradition of Val Gardena.
For more than four generations the woodcarvings of Franco have been carved and hand-painted in our South Tyrolean studios. The local artisans carve the wood of our native, alpine mountain forests and paint every single figurine with elaborateness and great attention to detail. Hence, every woodcarving receives an individual touch and becomes a unique piece of art.
Our collection primarily comprises religious motives like Madonnas, Nativity scenes, Angels, Crucifixes, and statues of Saints , but we also offer profane carvings such as ballerinas, animals and chess sets..

We hope you will enjoy browsing our website and find as much pleasure in our woodcarvings as we do.

Signature F.R.Comploj

Franz R. Comploj - fourth generation


The creation of a wood carving

The tools used for woodcarving are still the same: the chisel and the hammer. Experienced and patient hands manipulate these tools to give shape to and infuse life into the most common raw material: wood.


The decoration different finishes

The colors used vary from sculpture to sculpture. Therefore each carving leaving the artist’s hands has its individual touch.


About usCompany

Franco is the acronym of FRANz COmploj, founder of the family business.


TraditionThe woodcarving tradition

Our family business has its origins around 1900

Gardena Art
100% made in Val Gardena

Since the foundation of the Woodcarving Manufacturer Association Gardena Art the Franco company is member of the same.

Val Gardena Dolomites
Quality Partner

Val Gardena Dolomites Member of Tourism Association Val Gardena

Val Gardena Wood Arts
Val Gardena Wood Arts

Val Gardena the woodcarving center of the world
Wood + handcraft + art = Val Gardena

A company from Südtirol
Made in Südtirol Alto Adige

Manufacturing company from Südtirol Alto Adige

Certificate of authenticity Franco

Certificate of authenticity

Please find all wood carvings of our own manufactory in the

Bestseller - Showcase of some wood carvings from our collection

Nativity scene Orient

Nativity scene Orient

carved in maple wood
3"(7cm) - 4"(10cm) - 6"(15cm)

Nativity scene Comploj

Nativity scene Comploj

Sizes 2½"(6cm) - 5"(12cm) - 7"(18cm) are carved in maplewood
while size 14"(36 cm) is carved in lindenwood.

Shipment free

over 60 € order amount
in Europe
Delivery time: 2-5 business days

Customer opinions and media

Customer satisfaction:
Great! Thanks for the beautiful wood carving
and quick service...

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