Master woodcarver Ruth Fischer works on a new carving : Brienz, CH
One of the last places we stopped in Brienz was H.Huggler-Wyss Woodcarvers (H.Huggler-Wyss Holzbildhauerei AG). At one time, the company employed 20 master woodcarvers. Today, there are only six.
Master woodcarver Hanspeter Stähli plies his craft at his workbench : Brienz, CH
Two of them are Hanspeter Stähli and Ruth Fischer. We met them the day we were there and they graciously allowed me to photograph them at work.
Carved and painted figurines depict some of the traditions and costumes of the Bernese Oberland : Brienz, CH
Hr. Stähli and Fr. Fischer and their fellow artisans carve and paint wooden figures depicting traditional Alpine life in and costumes of the Bernese Oberland. They also make beautiful nativity creches. If you're looking for a uniquely Swiss gift, this is the place to go. They're located on Hauptstrasse 64 in Brienz.
Close-ups of Fr. Fischer and Hr. Stähli : Brienz, CH
Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 2/10