Woven Willow Coffins
Our natural and sustainable willow coffins are woven by hand on our farm in the Appalachian Mountains. Each coffin is made with love and attention over the course of several days, each rod chosen and incorporated with care. It is an honor to create these vessels, that come from the earth and return to it, passing through our hands for a time and carrying us forward.
Willow is an incredibly beautiful, sustainable and renewable material. It can thrive in diverse environments, and provides wonderful habitat for wildlife. Basketry willow rods grow from a stump called a stool, are harvested to the ground in winter. They regrow completely each year, and stools can produce rods for decades. We are in our third year of planting our willow field, which one day will produce all we need to weave our coffins. Until then, we source willow from small family farms in Ohio and West Virginia.
Lining and other options
Our willow coffins come lined with %100 undyed cotton fabric. Soft %100 wool batting can be incorporated for a cozy bottom pad, and is included in all infant and child coffins. We can also work together to personalize a coffin with different fabric and color choices. We make all our linings and bedding by hand, and love incorporating fabrics that have special meaning for you.
Willow coffins are beautiful and strong, and can be enjoyed for years in your home before being used as a burial vessel. Some use them as coffee tables, or as storage baskets at the foot of the bed. We can also make a simple cotton bag to protect the coffin if you would like to just store it until its needed.
Participating in weaving a coffin for a loved one or yourself can be a beautiful, healing experience. Please contact us for more information on visiting our farm to see the willow growing and be part of the weaving process.
Please contact us for specific pricing and order details, as price varies by size and lining options.
Adult coffins $1800-2200
Infant and child coffins $300-$1000
Pet coffins $200-400