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.
KarnTorDok design is the stem with tiny flowers: a trellis floral pattern, which inspires by abundant nature. This design is an ancient Thai pattern by virtue of using images of flowers which shapes are very small but have rather long stems and are not in the form of flowers, but run more to a design/ lines in arithmetic motifs. Therefore, this tiny geometric and symmetrical design was specifically brought to paint on Bencharongware only. This pattern is suitable for those looking for a delicate pattern, which is unique in that the patterns have been in use since King Rama II’s reign (1809-1824).