MaYomJukChad is an exotic Thai covered jar/ urn which looks attractive and lofty. The unique top cover is in the lotus bud shape which is placed on the tiered bases called “Chatra”. The covered body is the scalloped dome shape with a thick durable rim.
The shape of the jar is scalloped, round with a narrow mouth and flared base for stability. This strange-shaped jar has a unique style as the “gooseberry shape” from Thai fruit called "MaYom" which is a tiny soft green fruit with a sour taste and has medicinal properties. It is a petal-like pumpkin shape. The name MaYom (gooseberry tree) has a good meaning. It is believed that people who grow this tree in their garden will be appreciated and supported.
In the past, this jar was often used to contain liqueur and drinking water. After the late 19th century this jar/ urn began to decline. It has become more of a collector’s item and status symbol or but in saying that, it makes a beautiful urn for the loved ones.
The 8 inches or larger size can be used for adult urn but the smaller than 8 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.