Willow Coffins

Willow Coffins (also known as wicker or basket coffins).

willow_pink_coffinWillow coffins are also known as basket coffins or wicker coffins. They have become popular again lately but are by no means a new idea. In the late 19th century Sir Frances Haden developed wicker coffins. His design had no lid and was to be filled with flowers or earth for natural burial.

Willow is a truly environmentally renewable resource. The willow plant grows up to 8ft in height and can be harvested annually from the same crown for up to 60 years.

We have a number of different styles and colours of willow coffin available. Some are available to anyone in the UK to buy now with quick delivery. We have an even large selection available if we are your chosen funeral director. In terms of shape they tend to be either traditional coffin shaped (angular and tapered) or they have round ends. Some also have slightly domed lids. Willow coffins also have a variety of shapes of handles. Some coffins can even have a band of a bright colour.

wicker_coffin_1875Some of these beautiful wicker coffins are hand crafted by co-operative of cottage industries in Poland. Some are woven in Somerset.

Willow basket coffins can look even lovelier with the addition of flowers. Because they are woven it is easy to attach flowers to a willow coffin. As well as the flower arrangement on the top of the coffin often a garland can be attached around the coffin and individual posies too. For information on how to decorate a willow coffin please click here.

highstedcoffinThey are a popular choice for woodland burial as they are entirely bio-degradeable and from a sustainable resource.

Other eco coffins available include coffins made from bamboo, pandanus, cardboard, seagrass, papier mache, woven banana leaf, woven hyasinth and jute.

All our eco-coffins are suitable for traditional or green burial or green cremation.

English_willow_coffinsWe can sell you an individual coffin and have it delivered to your funeral directors.