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Posted on Apr 21, 2017

The Latest Instagram Trend Will Have You Absolutely Mesmerized

There are two kinds of people: those who'll love it and those who'll hate it... Which one are you?

Fruit and vegetable carving is a very old artistic tradition that originated in Thailand.

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It was originally conceived as a tribute for the royal family. Fruits decorated the tables of aristocrats.

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And it's emblematic of the Songkran celebration, Thailand's New Year festival, which takes place from the 13th to the 15th of April.

As you can imagine, it takes hours and and hours of patience, care, unbelievable precision, and a talent only a few have.

But recently, this ancient tradition has become a trend on Instagram.

And artisans from all over the world are flooding social networks with #thaicarving.

Now, there are some people who feel nothing but absolute pleasure when looking at these perfectly carved foods.

But others may have a feeling more similar to trypophobia.

And they can't stand to look at it for too long.

Maybe it's too much.

Or maybe it's just too perfect.

But no matter what you feel, it's undeniable that you will feel *something*.

And that, my friends, is the true purpose of art.

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For more genius, follow gakugakugakugakugaku1, whose mission is to fill the world with #thaicarving.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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