WICKER CASKET IS THE EMBLEM FOR A NEW KIND OF FUNERAL
This casket from Elliott Urn and Passages International got me excited about entering funeral service. When I saw it on Mark Harris's excellent green burial blog, I was so touched by its gorgeousness. To die for! It can be decorated by the family at the wake or viewing with fresh or dried flowers. The actress Lynn Redgrave was buried in one. With delivery, the six-foot size retails for about $1900. Numerous smaller sizes are available. Alas, nearly all wicker caskets sold in the U.S. today are made in China. I'm hoping it won't take long to locate or cultivate a domestic manufacturer.