Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Human Bread: A Thailand Bakery

Deep within Thailand, within the Ratchaburi Province to be exact, lies a family run bakery. This bakery, however, is not your typical run-of-the-mill corner bakery. Rather, this bakery is sure to surprise you with its realistic-looking "human body parts," which are stacked on shelves and hanging on meat hooks.

Human Bread Bakery in Thailand

Ratchaburi is located about 50 miles west of Bangkok on the bank of the Mae Klong River. If you are in the area there are daily tours you can take, here is one site that gives tours.

Warning:  Gruesome Images
Before I proceed, I must warn you that the images below are gruesome and very realistic. As you'll soon see, this is nothing short of a serial-killer lair. I would go as far as suggesting that this is not safe for kids (with the nightmares and all). Be sure to catch the video at the end.

In reality, what appears to be petrified body parts are the bread sculptures of art student Kittiwat Unarrom from Potharam, Thailand. Yes, it's bread!

Human Bread

Human Bread

Of course, people were shocked and thought that I was mad when they saw the works. But once they knew the idea behind it, they understood and became interested in the work itself, instead of thinking that I am crazy,
said the fine arts masters degree student.

Human Bread Artist

Human Bread Artist at Work

Human Bread Artist at Work

As an undergraduate art student, Kittiwat started painting portraits. He then moved to mixed media and finally dough - a natural medium for him since his family runs a bakery. Along with edible human heads crafted from dough, chocolate, raisins and cashews, Kittiwat makes human torsos, arms and feet.

He uses anatomy books and his vivid memories of visiting a forensics museum to create the human parts. He now is receiving regular orders from the curious and from pranksters who want to surprise their friends or colleagues. However, I'm not too sure how your beloved would feel opening the fridge to find one of these inside.

Human Bread - Served

Human Bread - Presentation

Human Bread - Packaged

Human Bread

By the end of the year, Kittiwat's confectionary slaughterhouse will go on display at Bangkok's Silpakorn University. It's his final dissertation, and he hopes it will secure him a master of arts degree.

Human Bread - Very Realistic

Human Bread

Human Bread

When people see the bread, they don't want to eat it. But when they taste it, it's just normal bread," he said. "The lesson is 'don't judge just by outer appearances.

Human Bread - Torso

Human Bread - Torso

Human Bread - Feet

And the video ...


Did you forget that this is BREAD?! What I don't get, and can't even fathom, is how does someone decide to eat this. How does one bring themselves to add cheese, or worse, meat like roast beef or salami or something that's actual reddish meat.

Would you? I'm dying to hear your feedback on this one.  ▣

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Regay said...

Check this out... it's something along the same line.

Mike W said... all I can say. I'm just picturing the whole; nibbling on a toe...and no I don't have a foot fetish. Imagine if they stuffed the bread with some deep dark red jam or that would ooze out when you bit into it....that would be awesome :)

guest said...

no meat just flour

katie999 said...

WTF!!!!thats disgusting!!!!

karmavore said...

What's the big deal? People eat animal body parts and think nothing of it. They are the real products of torture and slaughter, not bread!

Anonymous said...

so Cool!!!!!!!! You're legend. I Love Thai people, I love Thailand, so happy to be Thai and i love my King very much.

guest said...

ohh! So cool! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)