Soap carving in Thailand
Soap carving in Thailand is a very popular kind of applied art. To date, soap flower souvenirs are produced throughout Thailand, but such luxurious works of art are made only in the town of Chiang Ray and its nearby villages. The only difference between these beautiful flowers and natural flowers that they will never fade. Made of ordinary soap these carved exotic flowers are very realistic to their originals – roses, orchids, tulips, daffodils and their smell is also amazing. Such unusual souvenirs sold on the Thai market near Chiang Rai. Tourists and locals may try their hand in carving a flower from soap.
Previously, soap carving was a hobby, but eventually their incredibly beautiful work underwent mad demand among tourists at the night markets of the city. This art has been passed from generation to generation for many years. The work itself is done using a certain type of knife, so that the result of soap flower depends only on the skill of master, who is working on it.
Looking at these masterpieces of art, you find yourself wondering if you can ever use this soap for its intended purpose? Certainly, most of us will respond negatively only if this will be the last piece of soap on the planet.