When Māori originally arrived in Aotearoa (New Zealand), they encountered a cold climate. They used their weaving skills to produce korowai (cloaks) and other useful objects such as kete (baskets) and whāriki (mats). The most widely used weaving material was harakeke - otherwise known as New Zealand flax. Traditional weaving is full of symbolism and meaning. Each piece of raranga is a reminder of the arts and stories Māori people brought across the seas with them.
This picture coffin is beautifully handmade by our master craftsmen and wrapped in a photographic quality image, using the latest technology. The richness of colour and vibrancy of this Expression Coffin is truly stunning.
Each of our Expression Coffins is available with a matching ashes urn.
Expression ashes urns are handcrafted to complement each coffin design; they are both beautiful art pieces and functional ashes containers. The felt covered urn base is simply removed for insertion of an ashes container inside. The external sizes of the urns are: W32cm x H15cm x D22cm. Contact us for more information.
We offset our use of natural materials by operating our Memorial Tree Program. When you purchase one of our coffins, a memorial tree will be planted on your behalf.
The tree will be planted by the Men of the Trees society, who are a non-profit, non-political group dedicated to the reforestation, maintenance and protection of trees in Australia. Your funeral director will supply you with a certificate explaining the Memorial Tree Program.