The art of carving in Thailand

The art of carving in Thailand

August 14, 2017

Carving (English carving - “cutting”) is the art of cutting art on vegetables and fruits, which came from Southeast Asia.

There is a version regarding the emergence of this traditional art of Thailand, according to which carving came into being due to the scarcity of food in this region, as well as the need to brighten up this scarcity on the king’s table.

1. According to another, more believable legend, at the royal festival of Loykrathong in the kingdom of Sukhothai 1240–1350, a girl named Nang Noppamar presented a floating lamp adorned with a flower and a figure of a bird cut out of vegetables and fruits. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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2. The king liked the composition so much that he announced that every woman must possess this art. Later, the art of cutting fruit and vegetables spread throughout the Far East and became traditional for many countries. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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4. After the 1932 revolution, carving became less popular in Thailand. Courses were held to support the fading art.Currently carving is taught in schools from 11 years. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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4. Traditionally, almost any fruits and vegetables are suitable for carving; you just need to have special tools. Masters from Thailand use the Thai knife and various incisors, with the help of which mainly flower compositions are created. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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6. This is papaya. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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7. By the way, we are in a carving competition in Bangkok. This is a watermelon. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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8. And this is also a watermelon. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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9. Now in the world there are several carving directions. So, for example, the Chinese love to form figurines of people or animals more. And among the Thais and the Japanese, preference is given to cutting out whole flowering gardens. Europeans mostly remember carving for Halloween. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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10. Pumpkin fish. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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11. Creating a masterpiece of watermelon. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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12. Watermelon. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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13. And this too. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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14. This flower arrangement that the monks are looking at is also fruit and vegetables after carving. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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15. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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16. Winner difficult to choose. (Photo by Roberto Schemidt):

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17. It was a small report from the carving competition in Bangkok.

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    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand

    The art of carving in Thailand