A Shroud is a constructed cloth covering wrapped around the person for protection, utility and spiritual reverence in preparation for burial or cremation.
Not all Cemetery Trusts know this gentle practice is possible or allow it to happen in their cemetery. Natural Grace will however, gladly advocate on your behalf and work with the Cemetery Trust of your choice. Should the cemetery not allow a shrouded burial, we would help you with an alternative cemetery in your area.
We are also happy to offer the loan of our beautiful ‘Artisan’ community coffin for transport and ceremony in conjunction with a shroud.
Burial and Cremation Shrouds by Kinkaraco
Made of 100% natural undyed cotton muslin with a strong back-piece (a timber board has been sewn inside the spine for stability) and 100% jute handles and ropes for lifting, carrying and lowering. This shroud can be lowered directly into a grave or be placed in a coffin, casket or on a shroud bearer for burial or cremation.
It’s a wonderful plain canvas for creative types to paint, dye, embroider, etc.
A person's funeral flowers and other special items such as a letter of photographs, can be tucked into the shroud or shroud bearer.
This shroud choice includes the complimentary use of our community coffin for transport to and from ceremony and cemetery (valued at $450).
The Versailles™ Shrouds
Inspired by the rich embroideries of the Court of Versailles; the VERSAILLES ™ shroud is made of 100% Embroidered Silk, reminiscent of the gowns hand embroidered for Marie Antoinette and the flowers in her gardens at the Royal Palace. This simple yet elegant final wrap is the essence of MORT COUTURE™. A perfect choice for any refined person who enjoyed the finer things in this Lifetime.
100% Biodegradable – This shroud is made for use inside coffins, caskets or on a timber shroud bearer for burial or cremation. Designed with 8 cotton webbing handles for ease of lifting carrying; lined with 100% cotton batting.
Please note these shrouds are made as limited editions and the styles shown cannot be guaranteed to be available. Orders can be taken but allow 8 weeks delivery.
For shrouded natural burials and shrouded cremation ceremonies.
At Natural Grace, instead of buying a coffin for a person who is going to have a shrouded burial, we offer an Artisan coffin with our love, free of charge. This means that your person travels in the community coffin for their funeral service and/or burial.
Our community coffin is also available for use for ceremonies when a simple shrouded cremation option had been chosen. Following a funeral service, your person is returned to our care and transferred into a timber shroud bearer prior to the cremation.
Timber Shroud Bearer
This image shows what a person looks like gently wrapped (shrouded) and put in a shroud bearer before going to a crematorium.
The shroud bearer has holes so jute lacing can be gently threaded through and criss-crossed over the body to secure the shrouded body for transport.
Here is a shroud bearer and a shroud bearer lid.
The shroud bearer is the lower part that contains the shrouded body, and the lid is used during transportation.