Wicker Caskets: A unique and elegant way to say Goodbye.
Wicker Caskets & Coffins are gaining in popularity. They have been used in state funerals for Royalty like Patricia Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma who died in 2017, and funerals of celebrities like Keith Floyd who’s funeral was on 30.09.2009 .
Funerals are changing as more and more people want to break away from the traditional funerals and choose to celebrate their lives. If you’re looking for something different and you don’t want the traditional coffin or casket, Wicker caskets and coffins like those made from willow may be the perfect choice for you.
These handcrafted coffins are made from all natural materials such as Willow, Bamboo, Seagrass, Banana Leaf, Pandanus &Cane which gives them a natural warm and elegant look.
Willow coffins are definitely a good green choice as they are made from sustainable wood sources. This makes them a recommended choice for anyone who wants a natural burial in woodland or anyone who wants to limit their environmental footprint.
There is now mounting evidence that traditional burials are bad for the environment. In the US alone they use 30 million board feet of hardwoods, 2,700 tons of copper and bronze, 104,272 tons of steel, and 1,636,000 tons of reinforced concrete.
With these raw materials you could build 4.5 million homes or save 4 million acres of forest
The beauty of wicker coffins is that the all natural materials can be died to create individual coffins in a colour that suits you or your loved ones personality. So whether you’re a keen football supporter who want’s a coffin in your team colours or you’re gay and proud and want a rainbow wicker coffin it’s easily achieved.
Most coffin makers offer a wide range of 16 colours: red, orange, yellow, dark green, light green, dark blue, light blue, lilac, purple, light pink, fuchsia pink, dark grey, light grey, burgundy and black.
Wicker caskets are inflexible as well as tough, so you can be certain they look nice and can transport your loved one to the afterlife without any problems. They are also very strong & standard willow coffins can carry as much as 330 pounds/ 150 kg in body weight.
Larger wicker caskets are reinforced so that they can safely carry more weight.
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