Art of Soap Carving

A Thai Heritage

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$29.00 per guest
Hosted by Kru Apple

Highlights

  • Experience creating your own piece of soap carving using traditional techniques
  • Learn traditional techniques from a Thai soap carving master
  • Understand the process of crafting various patterns on soap
  • Make and bring home your own self-made soap carving

Inclusive of:

  • Entire experience, all tools and materials you need
  • Make and bring home a rose shaped soap and another flower shape of your choosing
  • English Speaking Host

Not Inclusive of:

  • Additional purchases/ soap carvings
  • Food & Water
  • Pickup & Dropoff from hotel
4.8 Out of 5
5 Reviews
Grace Leung Hong Kong
4
13 Sep, 2017

It was a great experience; amazing to be able to carve out a beautiful soap flower by my own hand just within 2 hours. ...

Winnie Storey United States
5
21 Aug, 2017

it was the most awesome experience, a 3 hours class we made 10 soap roses. We both enjoy it very much and the teacher wa...

$US 29.00 per guest
2 hours
2 - 10 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

The History of Thai Soap Carving began with Fruit and Vegetables. Fruit and vegetable carving began about 700 years ago in Sukothai, the capital of the Thai people. In preparation for one of their major festivals, Loi Kratong, one of the King's servants, called Nang Noppamart, tried to think how she could please the king. She took a flower and used it as a pattern to carve from. She then carved a bird and set it with its head pointing towards the flower. Loi Kratong is still celebrated today and Sukothai is one of the best places in Thailand to experience it. Soap Carving is a relatively modern development that allows the skills of these talented craftsmen to be enjoyed and kept for generations. Carving flowers out of the plain soap can be very amusing and amazing. During the 2 hour course, you will learn the basic skills in carving the soft and delicate soap. Then you will get to carve your own rose and get to choose one more flower : the orchid, jasmine or leelawadee. If time allows you can do all of them. After that, you will learn the technique of coloring your flowers. Looking at these masterpieces of art, you find yourself wondering if you can ever use this soap for its intended purpose?

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the booking time
  • Experience is located at a shop called 'White Base' on Wua Lai road
  • You will be making 2 soap designs, rose as the basic one and the second one of your choosing
  • There might be other people on the same experience

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Your Local Host

Kru Apple

I have been carving soap for 16 years. I am the first person who supplied handcrafted soaps to Chiang Mai Nightbazaar. My husband's mom and me set up a stall in Nightbazaar. We started the business from buying hand...

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5 reviews from people who took this experience

Grace Leung Hong Kong
4
13 Sep, 2017

It was a great experience; amazing to be able to carve out a beautiful soap flower by my own hand just within 2 hours. Host Kru Apple is experience and patient. Thanks to the Backstreet Academy staff in helping with the communication as we have some complicated arrangement of schedule and transp... Read more

Winnie Storey United States
5
21 Aug, 2017

it was the most awesome experience, a 3 hours class we made 10 soap roses. We both enjoy it very much and the teacher was very funny and professional with many years experience. It is easy to find and i highly recommended to anyone who is into art and carved some roses as gift to bring home. they pr... Read more

Skin Niwini
5
17 Nov, 2016

it was the most awesome experience, a 3 hours class we made 10 soap roses. We both enjoy it very much and the teacher was very funny and professional with many years experience. It is easy to find and i highly recommended to anyone who is into art and carved some roses as gift to bring home. they pr... Read more

US$ 29.00 per guest
5 Reviews