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.
Lotus and Butterflies design is oriental which brings together Chinese and Thai art; the fancy colors of the butterflies make it look very lively and butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life with beauty, mystery, symbolism, and meaning as they are a metaphor representing spiritual rebirth, transformation, change, hope, and life. The magnificent, yet short life of the butterfly closely mirrors the process of spiritual transformation and serves to remind us that life is short. And the lotus (water lilies) flower is very special in the east, it is a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth. In both their natural habitat and in eastern art, the lotus appears in several different colors, and each has its spiritual significance: the white lotus means purity of mind and evolved spirit; the pink lotus means perfection and represents the Buddha himself; the blue lotus represents the spirit’s conquest over the senses; the red lotus symbolizes the Avalokiteshwara (the Bodhisattva of compassion), and the yellow lotus means the achievement of enlightenment.