The "English" - Woven willow from Somerset England
Our woven "English" line is handcrafted by the Somerset Willow Company, LTD's team of journeyman weavers. Four generations of the Hill family have been under the roof of this firm. Most of the willow used is grown within a 10 mile radius of their Bridgewater workshop in Somerset, England on land the have direct contact with. We order these coffins direct from the UK, each one customized for size, willow color, style and band/handle colors. READ MORE ABOUT SOMERSET'S GROWING PRACTICES HERE
This design comes in two styles - Oval (curved ends) and Traditional (coffin shaped). Six willow handles are woven into the sides (flowers not included! The fitted lid is separate. Each coffin includes a tied-in cotton liner with side drapes, handsewn by UK seamstresses local to the workshop, and a fold-over modesty panel.
The English's "Buff" colored willow is a warm honey color, inlaid with a naturally dyed color-band.The "Weatherbeaten Gold" is has buttery a champagne hue. There is no finish applied.
Handmade coffins of natural materials vary slightly in color and appearance. FLOWERS NOT INCLUDED
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RETAIL PRICE -- The UK Artisan-made "English" willow: $2,695.00
Custom-made in the UK; $600.00 Shipping Allowance included (shipping quotes vary by location)