The Emblem for a New Kind of Funeral

This casket from Passages International got us excited about entering funeral service. When we saw it on Mark Harris's excellent green burial blog, we were so touched by its gorgeousness. 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.