Thai carving originated at the end of the 14 th century, during the "Loy Krathong" festival.
The ceremony involving Thai carvings took place on the night of the full moon in November.
The fruit sculptures were put on traditional crowns made of interlacing banana leaves and then placed on the water as a purification ritual.
Considering water to be the source of life, the people then apologized for any wasteful use of water.

During the last five years I have been able to travel to Thailand and had the opportunity to take part in the "Loy Krathong" festival.
I was able to place my “crown” upon the water according to tradition.
What a thrilling experience!