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.
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.