Handcarved in the Val Gardena region of Italy, LEPI Nativity scenes are works of art and family heirlooms! These gorgeous Italian nativity pieces are an excellent gift idea for a memorable wedding, anniversary, or birthday gift. Many of our customers purchase one piece each year as a recurring gift for a special someone - or for themselves!
Each nativity scene piece is handcarved and handpainted in Italy from Alpine Maple, which is indigenous to the Groden Valley and is used for all LEPI woodcarvings. The wood is dried naturally for two years, then kiln dried for two weeks, reducing the wood to a moisture content of 8-12%. This enables the carvings to be in families for generations without any cracking or damage to the wood. Purchases of any LEPI Italian Nativity pieces are viewed as family heirlooms and are passed from generation to generation.
Yonder Star Christmas Shop, LLC is the US Importer of the LEPI fine art hand crafted wood products. If you are looking for Italian LEPI Val Gardena Nativity pieces not shown here please contact us
and we will special order them for you! We pay for all shipping, customs clearance, duty taxes and hidden costs of importation. Other LEPI designs include LEPI Rupert , LEPI Rustic , LEPI Lepi , LEPI Costume , LEPI Giner , LEPI Gloria , LEPI Folkloristic , LEPI Folk , LEPI Oriental , LEPI Miniatures , LEPI Jewels , LEPI Fairy Tales and Legends , and LEPI religious and non-religious figures.