A couple of weeks ago, I participated in setting up a booth to show off Thai style fruit carvings. The purpose was to showcase Thai art culture at the Loy Krathong festival. The Loy Krathong festival is also known as the festival of lights.
My teacher Tammy Sterrit, who passed away recently, had in the past, been the one to organize this booth at the Thai Festivals. Tammy did A LOT during her lifetime to preserve and promote Thai culture. We, her students wanted to carry on Tammy’s tradition to honor her. Nujarin Whitman headed up the project. I carved and helped to set up as did a few others. The result was a gorgeous booth full of Thai style carvings. It was eye-popping riot of color that I’m pleased to share with you.
In addition to Thai style fruit carvings, soap carvings were featured as well.
Nujarin did an immense amount of work to organize and plan this booth. Tym Chaipanya, Norita and Tom Stewart, Mark Whitman, Kimberly Hernandez and I, contributed carvings and helped to assemble all the arrangements. Together, we created a booth that I like to think would make Tammy proud.
I hope that you have enjoyed seeing all of these truly lovely Thai style fruit carvings at the Loy Krathong Festival. If you want to see more Thai style carvings check out some of my past blog posts here.
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