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Waraporn  Khamsuk

Waraporn Khamsuk

Artisan crafted wooden games and tableware in Thailand

"My favorites are the wooden games because I grew up with them. They teach me to think, plan and concentrate, and I apply these skills in my everyday life."

"I'm Waraporn Khamsuk and I was born in 1990 in Northern Thailand. I'm the eldest daughter in the family, and I grew up... read more

"I'm Waraporn Khamsuk and I was born in 1990 in Northern Thailand. I'm the eldest daughter in the family, and I grew up with the wooden games my father crafted. I'd watch him select wood, dry it naturally and assemble to complete a game. They are challenging and fun — something you'll never find in computer games.

"My father founded our family's game workshop. At one time, he worked at a factory that produced bamboo skewers for meatballs. Then, the factory began to take orders for wooden games, and my father was allowed to work from home to earn extra income.

"The factory saw that he put his best efforts into creating games that needed careful crafting of wooden joints. It was completely different from making skewers, which is repetitious as they are all the same.

"When he didn't have any orders from the factory, he began creating new games. Then, he started to gain his own customers.

"He created brain teasers, interlocking puzzles and wooden board games.

"My favorites are the wooden games because I grew up with them. They teach me to think, plan and concentrate, and I apply these skills in my everyday life. Although technology has taken over life today, I'm still charmed by wooden games.

"Creating them and crafting them are the precious legacy my father left me. He died in an accident in 2012 while I was at the university. I dedicated all of my spare time to keeping our workshop going.

"Along with the wooden games, we now craft wooden tableware. People appreciate the beauty and the uniqueness of the natural wood pattern.

"I studied how to design plates and was guided in this by the artisans who work with us. We don't use any artificial or chemical finishes to our tableware. The more a piece is used and washed, the more beautiful it becomes, especially when food is arranged over it."

98 items by Waraporn Khamsuk

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Stephanie

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01/09/2022

"Gorgeous & Unique!"

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Another beautiful gift from Novica!

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Nancy

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01/08/2022

"My husband loves this"

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Love the design as much as the beautiful craftsmanship. He says its a game and a piece of art.

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Sandra L

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01/06/2022

"loved by preteen"

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Great family game

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Marcia

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01/06/2022

"Everyone loves this game!"

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I have gifted this beautifully made set to several friends and have one myself. I enjoy playing it with others as well as solo - left hand vs right. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Carolina Vargas

From Ohio

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01/05/2022

"Fun and challenging"

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My nephew has always loved games and thid id such a unique one . It will be a total surprise because he has never had one like this one

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Nephew
  • Occasion: birthday

Brenda in Wyoming

From Cheyenne, Wyoming

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12/30/2021

"Gifts for smart kids!"

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Great!

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Great gifts for "only" children.

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  • Self entertainment

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Nephew
  • Occasion: Christmas
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