World Wood Day 2019 Regional Event- Thailand was held on Feb.1st at BaanTawai village, about 25 km southwest of Chiang Mai ancient town. The event began in the morning along with the Opening Ceremony of the annual BaanTawai Creative Crafts Festival.
In the afternoon, the BaanTawai Wood Carving contest, 8 skillful wood carvers selected from the village participated in the live carving competition as the WWD 2019 regional event- Thailand.
There were 3 winners being selected by the judges from the village. The first place winner, Mr. Anan Tranomai was interviewed by IWCS crew and shared his 45-year woodcarving experience and his passion towards woodcarving with us. He is excited to learn that he will be given an opportunity to attend WWD 2019 in Austria, to meet and exchange knowledge and experience with wood artists around the world.