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.
PhumKaoBin design is a traditional unique Thai of geometric repetitive trellis or lattice patterns resembles motifs of ears of paddy and tropical leaves in angular gold lines which are quite similar to the pattern on textiles. This pattern is over 150 years old and was originally reserved for the Royal Court, so it is very much a Thai emblem and popular amongst Thais because it is skillfully reproduced by artisans who paint the pattern correctly and delicately according to Thai art.
This pattern is influenced from “Paddy” which is regarded as an economical plant and, was for a long time, a staple food of Thailand. It is one that is used in religious ceremonies which means exuberant life. The paddies are gathered up by hand to form a high bush which gives its unique shape. It gained popularity and to this very day is used in all forms of Thai art, architecture, sculpture, and painting.