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21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as more than tasty treats.

From geometric sculptures to intricate floral arrangements and impressive animals, these creatives have carved this summer fruit into edible, museum-worthy pieces.

We’ve compiled some of our favorites, which are expertly crafted and too beautiful to munch on.

Photo via Andre Pan

By Valeriano Fatica

Photo via CarolineLD 

By The Invisible Underground

By Art Chef

By Takashi Itoh

By Takashi Itoh

By Clive and Sharon Cooper

By Clive and Sharon Cooper 

By Valeriano Fatica 

By Paul Williams

By Takashi Itoh

Photo via Candi

By Paul Williams

By Timm Carv

By Mariano Orozco

Photo via Elna Ooi

By Jovenal Bual

By Martina Kopeck (photo via Fruit Ninja)

By Clive and Sharon Cooper

By Paul Williams

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