Thai artist and carving master Narong chose ordinary soap for his work, which in his hands turns into a real work of art.
Soap carving in Thailand is a long tradition that originates from fruit and vegetable carving dating back to the medieval state of Sukhothai. There is a legend that during the Loy Krathong festival, residents launched baskets along the river, and one of the maids, wanting to decorate her basket, cut out a bird and a flower from the fruit. Since that day, fruit carving has become a national tradition, gradually spreading to other materials.
After the Siamese Revolution of 1932, this art began to be forgotten, but in recent years it has revived and is actively gaining popularity. And in some schools in Thailand, carving is taught as a separate subject.