The Sukhothai Art started from the reign of Poh Khun Si Inthrathit, the first king of the Ruang Dynasty. He was instrumental in establishing the Sukhothai Kingdom. The Early Sukhothai Art had received the influence from the Chiang Saen Art, especially the Khmer Art from 1010-1220 AD.Nonetheless, not long after the death of King Chaiworaman VII the Great, the Sukhothai Kingdom declared her independence. The kingdom had adopted the Sri Lanka Art as her contemporary. This was witnessed by the harmony of the Sukhothai Art, the blending among the major mixed Khmer Art of the Bayon Period and the Sri Lanka Art and the indigenous art. The Sukhothai Art can be divided into 3 periods and 3 artisan families. The three periods are the Primary Period (1238-1279 AD), the Transitional Period (1279-1348 AD) and the Pure Period (1348-1439 AD). And the tree artisan families, including the group from Takuan Temple (the Primary and the Transitional Periods in the 13th-14th centuries AD), are:
>1. The artisan family from the capital of the major family (14th-15th centuries AD), >2. The artisan family from Kamphaeng Phet (14th-15th centuries AD) and >3. The artisan family from Phitsanulok (14th-15th centuries AD).
The aforementioned three artisan families all have their own uniqueness and character conforming to the archetype of the Sukhothai Art, of which the elegance is second to none. This was before the Sukhothai Kingdom to become part of Krung Sri Ayutthaya in 1439 AD.