LukJan is a fruit of Thailand. It is a tropical tree in the ebony and persimmon family that flowers are white. It bears fruit which is yellow in color and is known as “Gold Apples”. When ripe it is slightly sweet with an astringent taste, which can be used to make Thai desserts. The seeds can be used for medicinal purposes.
This miniature covered box is one of the most prolific forms in Bencharong and stands out for its fine, intricate decoration. The lid is in the shape of the lotus bud.
Formerly, this LukJan covered box contained skincare and face powders used on the dressing tables of female consorts or was used as a miniature accessory box. Nowadays, this intricate decorative painted covered box can be used as the invaluable keepsake urns for containing a small portion of the loved ones as Thai people contain the lord Buddha’s bone ashes and the ancestors’ ashes for worship, remembrance, and memories.
ChaKri design is the feature of flower pattern which is the many-petaled flower or daisies in round shape with original colors in white and the pollen painted in red. The artist has endeavored to make this flower significant by surrounding it with leaves. It is a delicate flower and seems to float in the middle of its petals. The meticulous leaves around this flower stress the delicacy of the flower as if leaves were blown by the wind.
ChaKri is a pattern blending art from the east to the west. This pattern was most popular during the reign of King Rama V (1887) who reformed Siam (Thailand) into the comparably modern nation it has become. Chakri is the king dynasty name, so the “ChaKri” design was primarily used commemoratively by Royals in official ceremonies including as gifts bestowed upon Royal officials, nobilities, and honored guests, so this design is a symbol of successive reward. Due to the advanced techniques used in Thailand by our artisans, the ChaKri China has now gained more popularity than in its native China.