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
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
$US 29.00per guest
2 - 10 guests
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?
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
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...