Only the best slow and symmetrical grown wood species are suitable, such as maple, lime tree, alpine pine, ash tree and pear tree. Accurate drying is requested in order that the moisture content be reduced to about 10%.
The first model
The market request determinates the unique variety of themes, designs and subjects of the ANRI creations. The best master carvers are hired to carve in wood or to mould the first model, which is made of bronze in order to have a durable tool.
With saw and shaper the perfect woodblock gets the right proportion and the appearance of the item is recognizable.
The delicate hand carving
With careful, delicate manipulation of chisels and knives, the talented masters supervise every single cut, down to the tiniest detail.
Trained hands brush oil based colors to give life to the figurines. The special ANRI transparent colors are used so that the beauty of the wood grain is revealed.
Only after stringent quality controls, the ANRI figurines receive the quality seal. Special products have their own certificates. “The Holy Land” nativity is accompanied by a certificate which testifies the collaboration with the Vatican