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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Shrouded in Style

German fashion designer Afra Banach has designed a line of shrouds for corpses with the most refined of tastes.

Banach talks about the tradition of people keeping their future shroud in their closet during their life time. Spouses even gave each other shrouds as wedding gifts in some Jewish communities, she points out.
A growing number of graveyards prohibit the burial of corpses dressed in everyday clothes -- for environmental reasons. As odd as it may sound, that's the reason why Banach's shrouds are biodegradable. [Link]

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