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

hand-painted

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Woodcarvings Franco

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, children’s figurines, animals and chess sets..

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

Gardena Art
Gardena Art

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

Val Gardena Dolomites
Val Gardena Dolomites

Member of Tourism Association Val Gardena

Green energy
Green energy

Franco Comploj is powered by green energy.

A company from Südtirol
Südtirol - Alto Adige

A company from Südtirol

Showcase of some wood carvings from our collection

Certificate of authenticity Franco

Certificate of authenticity

Please find all wood carvings of our own manufactory in the

Creation

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.

Creation
Decoration

The decoration different finishes

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

Finishes
Company

About usCompany

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

Company
Tradition

TraditionThe woodcarving tradition

Our family business has its origins around 1900

Tradition