ThoChan is one of the normal vessels of Thai covered jar/ urn which looks simplicity but elegance. The unique top cover is in the lotus bud shape which is placed on the tiered bases called "Chatra". The covered body is the dome shape with a thick durable rim.
The shape of this jar/ urn is fat with a broad mouth and proportionally wider base which can hold capacity on each size that implies wishes of the fostering and sustaining with the exuberance of life but it has a short foot rim.
In the past, this jar/ urn was often used to contain food as in tureen used at the Royal table but a very small size used for fragrances and face powders.
Because of its exclusiveness so it is extensively used for cremation urn for the loved ones.
The 6 inches or larger size can be used for adult urn but the smaller than 6 inches size can be used for keepsake or child & infant 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.