MakRuk is the Thai version of the western board game of chess. It is shaped resembles that piece on the board of a nobleman. It represents power, prestige, and nobility. The top lid is in the lotus bud shape which is placed on the tiered bases called “Chatra”. The covered body is the round dome shape with a thin concave rim. The MakRuk is implied in the progressive and successful life.
The jar/ urn body has a fat round shape on the narrow and flared base for stability. Although this shape has a short base, the outside of the jar is usually painted with a high base look that implies the glorification and compliment.
In the past, this jar was often used to contain food as in tureens used at the Royal table and the small size was used to contain fragrances and aroma oils.
Because of its exclusiveness and steady 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.