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How Varied Urn Styles?

The Distinct Shapes And Sizes

Bencharongware is a unique style of pottery to Thailand which was used exclusively by Royal Officials. There are numerous and varied styles. The smaller of these was used for face powders, perfume oils and cosmetics. Due to the intricate nature of these containers they were proudly displayed in dressing rooms. They were also used as containers for betel leaves, spices and the larger containers were used to store herbal medicines. The reason being that porcelain was believed to contain magical curative powers. The taller/ larger shapes and sizes were used to contain food, water, and cremation ashes.