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.
Thai traditional figures design is freehand drawing the stories of cultural festivals and the Thai way of life with colorful techniques from the proficient and gifted artists. The exotic festivals, e.g. SongKarn (Thai New Year and water festival); LoiKraThong (Festival of lighted candles and fireworks is held on the full moon in November for offerings to the god and are launched on candlelit floats.); Rocket festival “BoonBangFai” is a festival for farmers’ blessings for plentiful rain for the forthcoming rice-planting season. It occurs by way of launching rockets into the sky; Candle ceremonies festival (The Buddhist Lent covers a good part of the rainy season in 3 months so monks resolve to just stay in the temple. The celebration of the beginning of Buddhist Lent is marked by the ceremony of offering crafted and decorated candles to the monks.)