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 with golden dots design is a contemporary pattern influenced by the Chinese technique of freehand drawing by the delicately fancy lotus and leaves on the doted gold background. Lotus is the most represented flower in eastern traditions and religions which is a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth. The lotus is also an emblem of Thai art which is a flower most respected in Buddhism of Thailand which lotus flower’s iconography and spiritual history are rich and deep. A journey from a muddy seed to a glorious blossom offers hope which means something beautiful can grow from suffering and that will eventually bloom. Therefore, the lotus is a token of perseverance and hope, a reminder to always trust in the unseen path that leads to the sun. Although cultures have their own interpretations of this daily process, there is a general consensus among ancient texts that it symbolizes spiritual enlightenment and rebirth. The lotus stunned people with its ability to dip into the grime and revive itself unscathed-an incredible daily cycle of life, death, and a sudden immaculate rebirth that can only be described as spiritual. It is no wonder the lotus is associated with such celestial symbolism-the flower simply defies logic.