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.
Elephants design is the freehand drawing with colorful technique from the proficient and gifted artists. Historically, Thai elephants are considered to be very important culturally. There are many elephant references in artworks, literature, and national emblems. Since Thailand is a majority Buddhist country, elephants are portrayed as sacred animals from their special symbolism in the practice of Buddhism. Many artworks in Royal Palaces and temples have drawings/paintings of elephants on their walls. In 1917, Thailand's official flag was a white elephant in the middle of a scarlet background. White elephants in Thai society also represent wealth, power, and long life because of their past association with Royalty. In Thailand, there are animal and planetary zodiac signs. The elephant is the fourth in the animal zodiac.
Asian elephants share a close relationship with Thais, from being used by warriors on battlefields, worshiped as religious icons, and faithful laborers. Today they still hold a large amount of cultural significance in Thailand and are a large part of the locals’ livelihood.