Our carvings carry 2 quality seals:
St. Lukas Association:
- Handcarved work
- Made in Oberammergau
The purpose of this association (founded in 1863) is to protect and promote the local craft of wood carving. Originally set up as supportive society to help each other in case of illness, nowadays the association constitutes a representational platform for its members. Passing the apprenticeship exam or a similar education as well as independent exercise of the profession are requirements for membership.
Handicrafts of the Ammergau Alps:
- Independent manual manufacturing in the Ammergau Alps
Manufaction and composition following one's own designs
Unique pieces only, no industrial mass production
Origin of the raw materials from the Ammergau Alps
Connection to the region's traditions and culture
Demonstrated activity in this craft for at least 3 continuing years
Of these 6 criteria, at least 4 must be met. Criteria 1 and 6 are binding.