The shape of this jar/ urn is short, round and fat with a narrow mouth and a flared base for stability, but the outside of the jar is painted with a high base look which implies to the glorification and compliment.
In the past, this jar was often used to contain liqueur, which was also used to store rainwater which was collected out the front of Thai houses. The smaller sized jars contained betel nuts and leaves.
Today, this strong and exquisite jar/ urn has to became the collective item or a status symbol, so it is worth to be used as a cremation urn for the loved ones.
The 8 inches or smaller size can be used for adult or keepsake urn and the 12 inches or larger size can be used for companion 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.