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Soap Box

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Narong

Thai artist Narong creates elaborate carvings in soap and melons. Interestingly enough, the art of soap, fruit, and vegetable carving has long been a tradition in Thailand. Popular since the 13th century, the art form fell out of favor in the early 1900s, but has picked back up in recent years. It’s even taught in schools as a traditional art form!

 

Check out all of Narong’s beautiful carvings on his Instagram.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

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35 thoughts on “Soap Box

  1. Omg! It’s just marvelous. I can’t even get my head around it about how someone can do that!

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  2. Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

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  3. I can’t imagine all that work on a melon and it getting cut up or going bad!! Beautiful work!!

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  4. People are so talented.

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  5. I remember in 4th grade we were supposed to carve something from soap. I tried to make a bunny, it ended up a just an egg.

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  6. Such exquisite work. We saw similar watermelon carvings in Myanmar and I was completely blown away by them. Talent/patience/perseverance – it must be a kind of meditation to work in such beautiful perfect detail. I can’t quite get my head around it.
    Alison

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  7. To create such exquisite fleeting beauty most be conflicting. ~~dru~~

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  8. What incredible skill and talent. One of my sisters used to lick and nibble soap when she was wee so I will have to show this to her and see if it makes her stomach rumble.

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  9. I have a vague recollection of having seen elaborately carved soap when I was very young; perhaps imported or brought back by an uncle who was in the navy in WW2. Thanks for finding this artist.

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  10. Incredible! I find myself forgetting it is soap or a piece of fruit–and not some type of beautiful stone or wood.

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  11. Hi there, I don’t know if you do awards here, but I nominated you for a blogging award today. It’s just a neat way for bloggers to get to know each other. Your link is also posted on my page so my readers have a chance to see your awesome craft posts.
    You can either answer the questions on your blog in a post and nominate more people, or you can answer the questions on my post if you’d like. Or, you can skip it. Ha. Here is the link if you want to check it out: /wordpress.com/post/onecreativefamily.wordpress.com/3019 Thanks

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  12. O.M. The detailing is just so overwhelming!

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