The distinguished trademark ULPE Wood Art guarantees some of the highest quality wood sculptures available anywhere. As one of the leading art studios in woodcarving art nestled in the Val Gardena area of the Italian Alps, their exceptional work, carved in valuable mountain woods, are beautifully finished and painted by hand creating a lasting Christmas legacy.
The artist, Ulrich Perathoner, came from a long line of wood sculpting families from the Val Gardena region, where this craft developed in the mid-17th century. In those days sculptors passed on their artistic experience to other sculptors who further developed the methods and techniques used today. Ulrich Perathoner is one of those sculptors and he has worked successfully as a master sculptor since 1972. He started his career at the School of Arts in Ortisei and then honed his artistic skills and knowledge at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Italy. His personal aspirations to hone his artistic skills helped him to establish an internationally leading wood sculpting studio. Since 2003 Ulrich Perathoner’s son Daniel Perathoner has been working in the business as well, carrying on the family tradition of excellence in the art. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, from which he graduated with outstanding artistic achievement as a student of the master class.
Navidad Nativities is honored to offer three of the studio’s premier lines, each in three different sizes. Others sizes are available and we invite your inquiries. We are proud to offer the following three distinctive lines from ULPE Wood Art: The Traditional Original Ulrich nativity figures, and the more contemporary figures of the Saviour Collection and Comet Collection. The majority of the figures from ULPE Wood Art are available in open stock and available for immediate shipment. New pieces are generally introduced each year.
Please note: minimum order for nativity figures is $300 per manufacturing studio. More information is available under the FAQs.