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.
KaoLarmTad design is one of the basic patterns in traditional Thai drawing from “MaeKaJung” design which inspired and originated from the shapes of the lotus (water lilies) flower and the tree’s buds (eyes). The pattern which appears on Bencharongware is developed from KaJungTaOil design (TaOil means the nodes from sugar cane which is the joint stem of the sugar cane or bamboo), i.e. connects each together harmoniously and as delicately as a diamond or lozenge with the appearance of a candle flame. The lines are seemingly dragged into each other and the colors blend together giving it a “sparkle” which is implied by the bond of eternal relationship in the family.