SuKhoThai is an exotic Thai covered jar/ urn which shapes attractive and magnificent. The unique top cover is in the lotus bud shape which is placed on the tiered bases called “Chatra” and the covered body is the scalloped dome shape with a thin rim.
The flagon shape of this piece has a tiered long neck with a scalloped narrow mouth and flared base for stability. This unusual jar takes 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 unique urn for the loved ones.
The 14 inches size can be used for adult urn but the smaller than 14 inches size can be used for keepsake or child & infant urn.
PiKul design is flower notable for its fragrance and visual aesthetic. The pattern originated in the Reign of King Rama II (1809-1824). PiKul is a big tree often grown in temples. It has high strong stalks and its shape resembles and smells like Jasmine.
The painted design on the pieces inspires and creates a unique pattern, which has been reduced in size to that of the patterns painted on the walls and post of temples, including other important ancient places called “PraJamYam” (pattern fixed for auspices), which is the name of a pattern in the figure of a flower with 4 sparkle petals placed section by section and separated by other patterns. This is believed to be auspicious and guards against demons and to bring prosperity for those important places, i.e. north, south, east, and west. It creates peace and harmony in life.
The original PiKul flower pattern is based on the repetitive trellis technique from wooden vines and was developed to include various designs and colors as the PiKul KarnTor and PiKul SakKoRad design are replaced with tropical leaves motifs, even the PiKul KaJung and PiKul KarnLeam design are replaced with geometric forms of rectangle or rhombus shapes, but the PiKul Golden design minimizes the original size of the PiKul flower which is tiny for making the delicately unique design.