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Designs By Boonmee

Discover the ancient art of Thai Fruit and Vegetable Carving

The History of Thai Fruit and Vegetable Carving

The ancient art of Thai Fruit and Vegetable Carving is one of Thailand’s oldest art forms. It was originated in 1364 when Nang Nopa-mas decorated the floating lamp for the Royal Festival celebrated on the night of the full moon of the 12th month of every year. She carved fruits and vegetables in a variety of flower styles which were used to decorate the floating lamp, making it look like a huge water lily. When King Phra Ruang saw what she had created, he appreciated it as a new innovation and decreed that it would be an art heritage of Thailand and should be taught to all Thai women. This knowledge has been passed on through generations from loved one to loved one.

The techniques were held close by those who became experts, and were passed on to those few who had shown the love for this form of art carving and shown their willingness to learn by practice.

Why Should You Learn to Carve?

The Thai people take pride in not only preparing mouth watering foods, they also take great lengths to tease the eyes with artfully carved fruits and vegetables.
Imagine presenting pumpkin soup in an intricately carved squash or pumpkin. How about a bowl of “flowers” carved out of carrots, radishes, onions, turnips and other fruits and vegetables? Thai Fruit and Vegetable Carving is a relaxing and satisfying hobby and when you finish you have a beautiful edible treat!!

Special Event Catering

Boonmee is also available to provide you a beautifully carved fruit and vegetable arrangement for your next special event. If you have an event that you want to make memorable, Boonmee can provide you with a visually stunning array of intricately carved fruits and vegetables “Thai style”. All you need to do is contact Boonmee to design and carve special edible table decorations and fruit and vegetable platters.


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