ThoBoLarn is an ancient vessel of Thai covered urn which is indicated to replicate the Mount PhraSuMeRu: the mythical five-peaked sacred mountain of heaven that is home to all gods. The unique top cover is the lotus bud shape which is placed on the tiered bases called “Chatra”. The covered body has the four levels of the dome shape with a thin concave rim.
The shape of this urn is a proportionally wider vessel, which is high with a broad mouth and narrower holding capacity that implies wishes of the fostering and sustaining with the exuberance of life. This urn is shaped with a high pedestal base which represents the glorification and compliment, and is predominantly used for the cremated ashes of Royalty and is still used today.
Until today, this elegant urn has not only to become a collective item or a status symbol but also worth to be used as a cremation urn for the loved ones as before as an adult or keepsake urn.
PiKul design is flower notable for its fragrance and visual aesthetic. The pattern originated in the Reign of King Rama II (1809-1824). PiKul is a big tree often grown in temples. It has high strong stalks and its shape resembles and smells like Jasmine.
The painted design on the pieces inspires and creates a unique pattern, which has been reduced in size to that of the patterns painted on the walls and post of temples, including other important ancient places called “PraJamYam” (pattern fixed for auspices), which is the name of a pattern in the figure of a flower with 4 sparkle petals placed section by section and separated by other patterns. This is believed to be auspicious and guards against demons and to bring prosperity for those important places, i.e. north, south, east, and west. It creates peace and harmony in life.
The original PiKul flower pattern is based on the repetitive trellis technique from wooden vines and was developed to include various designs and colors as the PiKul KarnTor and PiKul SakKoRad design are replaced with tropical leaves motifs, even the PiKul KaJung and PiKul KarnLeam design are replaced with geometric forms of rectangle or rhombus shapes, but the PiKul Golden design minimizes the original size of the PiKul flower which is tiny for making the delicately unique design.