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Farm Handcrafts
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Valuable individual items made by farmers

By clicking onto the selected farm in each category, you can find out more about the farmers and their artwork.

Wood  (7)

Hand on wood

Wood is one of the finest and most versatile sustainable raw materials on earth and, as such, can look back on thousands of years of tradition. There has always been plenty of wood on the farm and it was therefore a fixture of everyday life. The step up from the skilled handling of wood to art is not a great one. Rural artisans demonstrate how creative handcrafts with wood can be: they create genuine words of art by wood turning, carving and wicker working.
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> Tischlerhof in St. Jakob (Family Innerbichler)
Wood turning: vases and dishes, plates and bowls, wooden fruit, special designs
> Oberplattner-Hof in St. Andrä (Family Sagmeister)
Wood turning: wooden bowls and plates, wooden balls, wooden fruit, wooden toys, one-off products
> Lahngut in Lana (Family Windegger)
Wood turning: spherical vases, wooden bowls and plates, wooden balls, wooden fruit, wooden jewellery, pepper mills
> Schneiderhof im Sarntal (Family Hochkofler)
Wood carvings: sculptures, crucifixes, portraits, reliefs, special designs
> Oberhof in St. Nikolaus (Family Paris)
Weavings: baskets of all shapes and sizes, decorative items, wickerwork with wool, wooden jewellery
> Thalerhof in Feldthurns (Family Kerschbaumer)
Wood carvings: crucifixes, Madonna statues, sculptures, one-off products
> Pardellhof in Naturns (Family Schnitzer)
Works from old wood: Figures made from old wood, light bulbs, keys, decorative items for indoors and outdoors, custom-made products.

Wool  (1)

Wonderful wool

Our grandmothers knew about the wonders of wool. Wool fibres keep you warm, regulate temperature and can absorb moisture and repel surface water at the same time. Sheep have always lived on farms to provide wool and meat. Their wool is sheared, carded, spun into yard and used for knitting, weaving or fulling. Felting, on the other hand, only requires carded wool. The resulting masterpieces show how wool can be both a natural and refined companion.
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> Amort-Hof in Altrei (Family Amort)
Feltings: children’s and adults’ slippers, ladies‘ and gentlemen’s hats, sauna hats, handbags and rucksacks, travel mats, felt jewellery, various decorations, made-to-measure items and repairs

Eggs  (1)

Egg art

For centuries, symbolic significance has been attached to eggs in many cultures like no other foodstuff. It is seen as the emblem of new life and fertility. Whether the eggs comes from hens, geese or ducks, there is life within its shell. The shell itself has long been intricately decorated: when tastefully dyed and engraved by farmers’ hands, eggs turn into cheery ambassadors for the farming community.
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> Gamsegghof in Langtaufers (Family Hohenegger)
Engraved Easter eggs with motifs: Easter motifs, sayings, best wishes, messages, special designs

Hay  (1)

Heavenly hay

Hay has been worked for hundreds of years in South Tyrol and provides vital natural feed for farm animals. Yet people are able to appreciate its beneficial effects, too. 50 to 80 different grasses, flowers and herbs are contained in a handful of hay, which, when left to dry in the sun, unfolds its unique fragrance. This fragrance emanates from hand-made hay figures and is one of the reasons why artistic creations from hay enjoy such great popularity – they are easy on the eye and add a touch of homeliness to house and garden.
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> Gschloarhof in Steinegg (Family Lunger)
Werke aus Heu: hay figures (with or without clothes), indoor and outdoor flower arrangements, colourful bouquets, wreaths in various colour combinations, decorative baubles made of petals, grains or fruit