The Koorong Wicker Casket is constructed of natural fibres and biodegradable. Woven Coffins Caskets are an environmentally-friendly choice and sustainable
Koorong Banana Leaf CasketCherish Funerals offer a beautiful range of eco-friendly wicker or woven coffins and caskets. The Koorong Banana Leaf Casket is constructed of natural fibres and biodegradable.
The Koorong Banana Leaf Casket is part of our Eco Range Coffins and Caskets. The Banana Leaf Casket is made for the leaves of the banana plant.
- These leaves are removed and spun ready for weaving.
- They are woven around a solid bamboo frame
- As a result, the leaves create a beautiful natural fibre once dried.
- The Banana Leaf Casket is also a 100% natural product.
- Selecting the Leaves: Banana leaves are typically harvested from mature banana plants that are at least 2-3 years old. Leaves that are about 3-4 feet long and 1-2 feet wide are ideal for weaving.
- Cutting the Leaves: The leaves are usually cut with a sharp knife or machete. The cut should be made at an angle, about 2-3 inches away from the stem of the plant, to avoid damaging the stem.
- Preparing the Leaves: After the leaves are cut, they are typically stripped of their outer layer and the fibrous veins in the middle are removed. This is usually done with a dull knife or by scraping the leaf with a sharp tool.
- Drying the Leaves: Once the leaves have been prepared, they are spread out to dry in the sun for several hours or days. This makes the leaves more pliable and easier to work with.
- Weaving: The dried banana leaves are then ready to be woven into our beautiful and uniquely designed Koorong banana leaf casket. The Weaving technique has been passed down through generations utalising the cultural traditions of the weaver. and will vary slightly depending the material and the weaver.
Calico LinedThis woven casket comes fully lined with a pillow, base, blanket, and cover from calico. These are 100% natural unbleached cotton.
Koorong Wicker Casket Materials:
- 100% Natural and biodegradable
- Constructed with Bamboo frame to ensure structural integrity
- Woven Banana leaf
- Lined with biodegradable cellophane
- Pillow is filled with plantation pine wood chips
- Provided exclusively by Greenature