Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Casket

Why settle for an ordinary pine box?


Casket made from Banana Sheaves





Glass Casket with a 3 person casket in the background


Why not Pimp Your casket?


Or enjoy your casket now in the form of a couch?


For more info check out these sites -
National Museum of Funeral History
Coffin Couches

8 comments:

Tara said...

Hi Jeanne!

Being a Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice, I can REALLY appreciate these caskets! Where I was formerly employed, we had a beautiful flat-top, wood inlaid casket that would be a beautiful coffee table! But, unfortunately, I couldn't convince the owners to come down on the lovely price of $25,000! Oh well!

Tara
The Digital Looking Glass

ptrmom said...

I have driven by this museum many times but never stopped in. Seems I'm always on the way to somewhere else. It's only a 30 minute drive though, perhaps some day I'll stop.

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Hmmmm....me thinks a giant tennis shoe coffin is a bit extreme...ha! If I were going to go that direction with a coffin styled like a representing object for myself....I think I'd have to make mine a giant Pumpkin! :o)

deb said...

I am a huge fan of the Amazing race and this past week one of their challenges was to deliver coffins like these,,they are very cool.

MarZel said...

Caskets are almost as expensive as cars! Funny thing... they do not transport the departed to where they want to go!

The Lazy Peacock said...

these are so cool! i saw the amazing race episode with the caskets, too. thanks for sharing them!!

Rue said...

Umm...I don't really even know what to say...

Actually - I do like the idea of the banana leaves - very environmentally friendly!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Is the three-person casket for deceaseds who were in a menage a trois?