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Koorong Pandanus Casket

The Koorong Pandanus Casket is constructed of natural fibres and biodegradable. Woven Coffins Caskets are an environmentally-friendly choice and sustainable

$1,560.00

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$1,560.00

The Koorong Pandanus Casket is constructed of natural fibres and biodegradable. Woven Coffins Caskets are an environmentally-friendly choice and sustainable

Description

Koorong Pandanus Casket

Cherish Funerals offer a beautiful range of eco-friendly wicker or woven coffins and caskets. The Koorong Pandanus Casket is constructed of natural fibres and biodegradable. Materials used include the bamboo frame, the sturdiness of wicker mixed with Pananus fibre

The byproducts of the Pandanus Plant

Pandanus is a versatile plant that is used for a variety of purposes in many cultures around the world. Here are some common uses of pandanus:
  1. Weaving: The leaves of the pandanus plant are used to weave mats, baskets, hats, bags, and other traditional items. The resulting products are valued for their strength, durability, and natural beauty.
  2. Food: The fruit and seeds of the pandanus plant are used as a flavoring agent in many cuisines. In some cultures, the leaves are also used to wrap food for cooking or as a natural food preservative.
  3. Medicine: The roots, bark, and leaves of the pandanus plant have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. They are believed to have a variety of healing properties, such as relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and treating skin conditions.
  4. Construction: The sturdy, fibrous trunks of some pandanus species are used for construction purposes, such as building walls, roofs, and fences.
  5. Decoration: The colorful leaves and flowers of some pandanus species are used for decorative purposes, such as making leis or floral arrangements.
Overall, pandanus is a valuable plant that has many practical and cultural uses. Its versatility and resilience have made it an important part of many traditional and modern societies.

 The Weaving process of the Koorong Pandanus Casket

Here are the typical steps involved in harvesting pandanus for weaving and creating the beautiful and unique Koorong Pandanus Casket
  1. 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 plant.
  2. Preparing the Leaves: After the leaves are cut, they are typically washed and the sharp edges of the leaves are trimmed off. The leaves are then left to dry in the sun for several hours or days, until they become pliable.
  3. Stripping the Leaves: Once the leaves have dried, 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.
  4. Dyeing the Leaves: The stripped pandanus leaves can be dyed using natural plant dyes to create a range of colors.
  5. Weaving: The prepared pandanus leaves are then ready to be woven around the wicker and bamboo base of the natural fibre casket.  Weaving techniques vary slightly depending on unique cultural traditions of the weaver.
  6. Calico Lined: This woven casket comes fully lined with a pillow, base, blanket, and cover from calico. These are 100% natural unbleached cotton.

Koorong Pandanus Casket Materials:

  • 100% Natural and biodegradable
  • Constructed with Bamboo frame to ensure structural integrity
  • Woven Pandanus and wicker natural fibre materials
  • Lined with biodegradable cellophane
  • Pillow is filled with plantation pine wood chips
  • Provided exclusively by Greenature

Measurements (mm):

Standard Size External: 2000 (L) x 530 (W) x 450 (D) Internal: 1860 (L) x 500 (W) x 340 (D) All our Greenature range is lined with bamboo fibre lining and a pillow filled with natural plantation pine wood chip for an eco-friendly finish. The caskets are skilfully hand woven in Indonesia by WFTO approved artisan craftsmen.

The Greenature Product Commitment – Approved by The World Fair Trade Organisation

Our promise and commitment are to produce eco-friendly coffins and caskets in our Greenature™ range. It is approved by The World Fair Trade Organisation. Our care and attention are therefore placed in the manufacturing and prestige craftsmanship of our products. All our Greenature™ products are also made with natural material sourced in Indonesia. We are proud to support the skills of local artisans in Indonesia to craft our Greenature™ range.