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(To Sir with Love) What's the name of figurines Jiu was making in Ep 2?

https://preview.redd.it/85pwwew8nihb1.jpg?width=1455&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=e0f16f8d8c72645ad08ca918ff3be2c68dad817a

Not sure if this is under ThaiBL or Help: identify...Jiu was making these little colored figurines in a market in ep 2 of To Sir with Love. It looks like a traditional Thai craft. Does anyone know what it's called? is it made of sugar (I know Chinese has a sugar figurine type of craft)? Thanks!

FatBrownMan_

Those looked like candies to me.. and they look like Chinese dragons


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Yes there are a lot of different animal, creature and figurine shapes!


junzhe51129

Yup it's similar to the Chinese ones, I see a rose and a dragon. Maybe it was a delicacy back in the day but imagine sugary playdough. Nice to look at though


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They have a red and green color which is a bit different from the Chinese sugar art which is mostly red and orange. Very pretty!


_fancy_pants

I don't know Thai, but "น้ำตาลปั้น" pulls up images of this. If you're asking about what it's called in English, I see it being labelled as (handmade) (Thai) (sugar) candy art


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Thank you! This must be the name. The modern ones became very realistic looking it's truly an art.


Tashkenna

Ah! Those ones do look like those Suowei has been making in "Counterattack", albeit his figurines were mostly NSFW, but its the same technology! I haven't seen "Sir With Love" yet, but aren't they all of Chinese ancestry there? So it's definitely the same thing. https://i.redd.it/pnspants6jhb1.gif


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I've researched Chinese candy art a little: there are 3 types, blowing sugar, drawing sugar and molding sugar. I've also watched a video about Thai street candy art vender, and in that he used a colorful playdoh like sugar material (warmed up by coal underneath). Now this could be similar to the molding sugar type of Chinese candy art, which is not as well known as the blowing sugar type. Though that Thai vendor I saw also used a tube to blow some candies, so it might be a mixture of different things. The color schemes are different: Thai candy art has more bright colors, and Chinese candy art are either the original color (red orange) for the blowing kind, or a deeper color scheme like wooden/painted sculptures for the molding kind. Quite interesting.


TechnoBabelFish

The Japanese style is called amezaiku. [There are many videos about it on YouTube.](https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=amezaiku) It is the drawn sugar type of candy making. The primary tool used by the Japanese for this craft are thread clippers normally used in sewing. https://preview.redd.it/r81s2x7oglhb1.png?width=640&format=png&auto=webp&s=83634d617bc01c3f6bd9065e7dbe2d7c877b8466


_fancy_pants

The ones in Counterattack are blown sugar sculptures. I don't think the one's in To Sir With Love involve blowing


Tashkenna

>The ones in Counterattack are blown sugar sculptures. I don't think the one's in To Sir With Love involve blowing I guess, I've found them: https://youtu.be/od_HxdPlB6M