Jarlet

The royal cities of Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai in north-central Thailand were at the heart of one of the largest ceramic-producing centres in Southeast Asia during the 14th century. Si Satchanalai, which was later renamed Sawankhalok, came to refer to ceramics that originated from either of these two areas. Thai wares such as this iron-brown spotted jarlet have been found widely distributed from the Philippines, Java and Sulawesi to Japan. In Java and Sulawesi, they were used for ritual purposes as burial objects or 'pusaka' (heirlooms) while in Japan, they were used in the tea ceremony tradition.

Date/Period
14th-16th centuries
Region
Si Satchanalai, north-central Thailand
Dimension
Object size: H5.3 x Dia5.5 x Dia of mouth2.6 cm
Accession No.
1993-01571
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Ceramics