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HOW TO CARVE FRUIT
CONTENTS
  Introduction  03
  History  04
  How to get started  05
  How long to get the expertise  06
  Instructions  07
  Thai Carving  08
  Patterns  10
  Watermelon Carving  11
  Watermelon Baby Buggy  14
  Watermelon Basketball  15
  Watermelon Swan  16
  Watermelon Whale  17
  Watermelon Ship  18
  Apple Leaf  19
  Carving a Green Mango  20
  Pineapple Butterflies  20
  Watermelon Smileys  21
  Romantic Watermelon  23
  Fruit Bouquet  25
  Watermelon Flower Garden  28
  Water Lilies  29
  Apple Carving  30
  Apple Design  31
  Chunks of Pineapple  32
  Carving Baby Pineapples  33
  Carving Papaya Leaves  34
  Carving Papaya Flowers and Leaf  35
  Carving Little Butterflies  36
  Carving Water Lilies from Papaya  37
  Carving Cantaloupe Green Rose  38
  Carving Styling Lotus from Cantaloupe  39
  Carving Cantaloupe Flower  40
  Carving Cantaloupe Dahlia  41
  Carving Cantaloupe Sunshine Flower  42
  Carving Cantaloupe Sunflower  43
  Carving Cotton Rose on Guavas  44
  Carving Guava Blossoms   45
  Carving Guava Bowl  46
  Carving Rose Apple Blossom  47
  Carving Tulips from Rose Apples  48
  Carving Mango Flower  49
  Carving Mango Dahlias  50
  Carving White Marigolds from Green Mango  51
  Carving Leafy Mangoes  52
  Fruit Carving Knife  53
  Decorating Knife  54
  Garnishing Tools  55
  Carving Knife  56
  Flexible Carving Knife   57
Introduction
Carving fruit and vegetables is a venerable tradition that has been transmitted from ancient times. Carving fruit and vegetables is regarded as one of ten traditional Thai crafts. It is therefore considered an ancient art and is used in the manufacture of food offerings for monks, entertaining guests, ordinations, weddings and royal funerals. This traditional craft has developed in the palaces of kings since the Sukhothai period 700 years ago. Know prune fruit is simple and easy. What is important in this special event is to learn the basic steps and get all the materials and tools needed to make a beautiful fruit carving. Gone are the days when the fruit is food to eat. You can also cut the fruit into interesting and decorating centers for dinner or perhaps in shallow bowls to take hold, the drinks, or other berries. Although bowls sculpted fruit may seem difficult to do, they are actually quite simple. In addition, once you master carving fruit cups, you can try your hand baskets, strollers or anything that appears from your imagination.

Sculpture is the art of fruit carving and shaping fruits in complex patterns to create a state center or holding food for parties. Made popular by the creators of Asian cooking, fruit carving explores the creative field of using food as decorations. Carve a watermelon basket and use as a bowl of fruit. Create a display of flowers and pineapple in a vase as a centerpiece. Make a boat cantaloupe for children. Whatever the occasion, your friends and your family will be glad you did.

The statue is one of the most popular forms of art, which is very easy to learn. Fruits are usually carved by artists for decoration and attractive center of the home. Some fruits that are commonly used in the art are water-melons and melons. If you want to do this special work, get all the materials and tools needed in advance. The most important material in this activity is a great fruit. In addition, you use wooden skewers, a large spoon and knife with a sharp wide blade. Other tools that are useful for cutting fruit are washable marker and a melon baller.

You are probably one of those who look with astonishment fruit sculptures because you feel like they are very difficult to do. But in reality, Fruit carving is very easy and simple, of course it depends on the shape or pattern you want to burn. For starters, you can start with something really simple and easy. If you want to know how to prune fruit, here are some tips and advice. First, you must choose a design for your project fruit carving. Again, since you are a beginner, do not choose something really complicated. You should know your limits and abilities as a novice in fruit carving. Once you have chosen your design or pattern, you should prepare all the necessary equipment, like a sharp knife, melon scoop, spoon, tray, marker, toothpicks or sticks, and of course, fruit. Put all the materials you all need a place nearby so that you can easily obtain. After that, get the fruit and begin to trace the outline of your design or pattern on the surface of the fruit using your marker. If you want to learn how to prune fruit, you must also acquire the basic skills of drawing. You do not need to be a Rembrandt or a Picasso. Just a few basic lines and shapes are good. Make sure the fruit is not damp or ink create a mess on the surface. The next step is the part of the sculpture. This is the most difficult among all the steps on how to prune fruit. You need a steady hand to follow the contours of designs that you created. Carving fruit requires dexterity, or you will end up with messes unidentifiable fruit or worse, a finger cut. Use a sharp knife, because it is easier than using a blunt knife. And remember to be careful when handling knives.

Once you have finished cutting the design or pattern on the fruit, remove the marks with a damp cloth. Make sure the ink does not spread, because it will make your carving fruit look messy and dirty. Finally, place your sculpture on a shelf attractive. But before you do this, place a lettuce leaf on the plate to make it more attractive. You can also decorate your masterpiece using colored fruits such as mangoes, strawberries, grapes or sliced or cut into interesting shapes. Learn to prune fruit is not very easy and simple, it is also very fun and enjoyable especially when you do it with your friends or family.
History
The history of carving fruit and vegetables is about 700 years Sukothai, the capital of the Tai people, in what is now northern central Thailand. Sukhothai was the capital of the region from 1240 to 1350. In preparation for one of their major festivals, Law Kratong, one of the servants of the king called Nang Noppamart, tried to think how she could make her more beautiful Kratong, please for the king. She took a flower and used it as a reason to carve. She then carved a bird and put him with the head pointing towards the flower. Act Kratong is still celebrated today and Sukhothai is one of the best places in Thailand to experience.

Carving fruit and vegetables is also mentioned in the poetry of King Rama 2 who reigned 1808-1824. He wrote about the beauty of Thai desserts and fruit and vegetable carving. After the revolution in 1932 the sculpture of fruit and vegetables have become less popular. Those who worry about the disappearance of art set up a course to train people to teach art to everyone in Thailand. Today it is taught from the age of 11 in primary schools to secondary school and university where he is an optional subject. The art is now turned to strangers and is practiced worldwide. It is particularly popular with chefs who use it to improve the presentation of their food. Everyone can now enjoy this amazing art in hotels, cruise ships, in every Thai restaurant around the world and on the Internet. Ordinary people are increasingly discovering with disbelief and wonder, the beauty of this art Thai Thanks to the imagination of Nang Noppamart all these years.

Carving fruit and vegetables in Thailand today is a traditional art and cultivated. Not only the taste and aroma of a dish is important but also the visual appeal. Serve food is beautifully competence which has been practiced for centuries in Europe and Asia. In presenting the food in Thailand was elevated to an art that can take years of study and practice. Pumpkins, melons, pineapples, papayas and are carved in traditional Thai designs to become hollow and containers for fruit salads, hot dishes and sauces. Thai banana leaves in both cleverly baskets, cups and plates. The vegetables are carved into flowers, leaves and even fish and crab shapes and eaten raw and cooked. Fruits, including apples, papayas, watermelons and cantelopes are transformed into works of art.
The sculpture of fruit and vegetables was originally for the exclusive enjoyment of the royal court of Siam. The Thai people are very artistic and have a deep appreciation for beauty and decoration as evidenced by the elaborate costumes of the classical Thai dancers and the elaborate decoration of Thai temples (wats). Decoration of Thai dishes to a meal is innate to the culture. Today, the Royal Thai cuisine has become world famous. The traditional Thai society appreciated the art of food presentation and mastery of it was considered the mark of a true aristocratic woman in ancient times. The Siamese Grand Palace was a kind of graduation for the well-born women teaching classical cooking, flower arranging, making wreaths of fresh flowers, banana leaf folding, classical dance, sewing, brewing, perfume arrangement of betel chewing, rolling cigarettes and fruit carving. Carving reached its zenith under the reign of King Rama II, Bangkok (1809 to 1824).

Highest of these arts and crafts Palace was considered the sculpture of fruit and vegetables, where ordinary products such as cucumbers, pumpkins, watermelons, tomatoes and onions were transformed into miniature animals, birds, flowers size and containers. Boats traditional Thai classical figures from Thai mythology, heroic statues of the epic Ramayana are a source of inspiration for sculpture not only with fruits and vegetables, but also in the ice and butter. Sculptures of this kind can still be seen at four star hotels and Sculpture Competition in Thailand. Fortunately for mere mortals, after political revolution of 1931 in Thailand, all the arts and sciences of the royal kitchen were passed on to the commoners in the school system.
How to get started
To start the Fruit Carving the very first job of the sculptor is to pick the theme. Theme should be anything. Anything means whatever according to the imagination or the creativity of the artist. It should be pineapple surf boards or watermelon ship or something else. If the artist is confusing in getting the theme then the help from the Internet can be taken. “Theme of Fruit Carving” should be entered in any of the popular search engines and thousands of results would be displayed.

Once your theme is chosen, you should choose a different fruit. Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, grapes, kiwi, oranges, strawberries, blueberries or other fruits from browning easily (such as apples, bananas or lawyers) for the wonders of edible centers. Utensils such as spoons, ice cream, sharp knife, chopping board, skewers, toothpicks and all should be in place in advance. Preparing for supplies in advance will help create easy to develop fruit carved masterpieces.Sculpture is the art of fruit carving and shaping fruits in complex patterns to create a state center or holding food for parties. Made popular by the creators of Asian cooking, fruit carving explores the creative field of using food as decorations. Carve a watermelon basket and use as a bowl of fruit. Create a display of flowers and pineapple in a vase as a centerpiece. Make a boat cantaloupe for children. Whatever the occasion, your friends and your family will be glad you did.
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