Burial Shrouds, Caskets, &Urns
There are a lot of things that make Undertaking LA different than our colleagues, one of them is that we do not offer the standard casket selection room that you may find at a typical mortuary. Omitting this is a major part of why we can keep our prices so affordable, and thus allows us to offer that savings back to you. This means that if there is an item you would like, we will have to order it ahead of time as we do not keep it in stock at our mortuary.
All of our caskets are designed to fit in any traditional cemetery plot however we always recommend talking to your cemetery about what the exact dimensions are so we can ensure that your casket will fit within the plot and grave liner if your cemetery requires you to use one.
We ship anywhere in the United States and offer FREE GROUND SHIPPING!
Please note: Ground shipping is 4-5 business days. Rush fees can be added but we encourage you to purchase ahead of time so that there is enough time for your item to arrive.
TRU-GREEN BELIEVER ™ Muslin Shroud by Kinkaraco: $300
We are proud to offer this beautiful shroud 100% Cotton shroud for those who request "I just want a simple shroud!" A simple high quality shroud for people on a budget - but all the KINKARACO safety & utility. Traditionally a "shroud" is just a plain unsewn piece of cloth . However a plain piece of fabric is difficult to handle and does not work well for "no casket" shroud burial. It is not only difficult to wrap, carry, and lower -(AND it can leak!) The TRU-GREEN BELIEVER ™ is great for green burial, home funeral, removal or cremation while still containing ALL the exclusive KINKARACO ® tested and proven features!
Made of 100% Natural undyed Cotton Muslin with standard features include: strong back piece, absorbant lining and 100% Jute handles for lifting and carrying Can be placed in a casket, a cremation container or right into the ground. Its a plain canvas for creative types to paint ,dye ,embroider, etc. ( DO NOT WASH - will shrink.)
SIZE LARGE ONLY : 78" long - Average weight ( 125 - 250 lbs. )
Willow Carrier: $600
Carrier Size: 6'5" Inside79"L x 24"W x 6"H Outside81"L x 26"W x 7"H
Our Willow Carrier is tested to hold 350lbs and is produced from sustainable, biodegradable willow and is designed for dignified viewing of a dressed or shrouded body. It features a rigid paulownia wood and bamboo-reinforced base, with flax rope and seagrass handles which can be used for carrying. The carrier contains no metal or plastic components and features a fitted, water resistant natural cotton lining and matching pillow. They can either be buried or cremated with the deceased, or the body can be removed from the carrier and it can be re-used again after the burial or cremation.
Bamboo Shroud With Handles:
Large (112”L x 73”W): $400
X Large (118”L x 78”W): $450
Our shrouds are suitable for burial or cremation, and are fully biodegradable. They can be used as an eco-friendly and unique alternative to clothing for use with a Wicker Casket or Willow Carrier.
To simplify the movement and transport of a shrouded body, we recommend using our Willow Carrier with all shrouded burials or cremations. The shroud can also be used on its own; a sewn-in pouch allows a rigid board to be inserted under the shroud to provide support for the body if a casket or willow carrier is not being used.
Bamboo Shroud Without Handles:
Large (112”L x 73”W): $298
X Large (118”L x 78”W): $350
A simpler version of our shroud has only decorative ribbons, without handles or a pocket for a backboard, and should be used with Willow Carrier, Wicker Casket, or Wicker Coffin for easier movement. It is essentially an elegant wrap for the body.
The Willow Caskets are crafted by hand in small rural cottage environments. The willow plant is fast-growing, making this a very sustainable material from which to produce caskets. This durable casket has a flat top and attractive design perfect for families that desire a simple farewell for a loved one. The Willow Casket is fully lined with a natural, unbleached cotton interior, matching pillow and privacy shield. When the casket is buried in the earth it will break down naturally over time.
Our provider, Passages, now offers a free tree with every adult casket sale, as part of The Natural Choice® Memorial Tree Program. Included with the purchase of this casket is a numbered certificate for your family to redeem a free tree.
An optional 5″L x 8″W x .375″H engravable bamboo plaque is now available for the Willow Casket for an additional $100 and includes three lines of engraving. $15 extra for clip art.
The Willow Caskets are suitable for identification/viewing or services followed by burial or cremation. We also offer a 3/4 Willow Casket lid that allows for an open casket viewing or service. Once the service has concluded, simply replace the full lid prior to the cremation or burial and secure the closures. Flowers not included.
Sizes & Prices:
5’9” (70″L x 20″W x 12″H) $1,200
6’5” (77″L x 24″W x 12″H) $1,350
3/4 Viewing Lid: $150
The Seagrass Caskets are fabricated by hand primarily from willow and as an added design feature include attractive seagrass rope woven into the willow on the sides of the casket. This sturdy casket design has a slightly rounded top used to finish the elegant, yet simple design. Each casket is fully lined with a natural, unbleached fitted cotton interior and includes a matching pillow and privacy shield.
The seagrass used to produce this casket is not harvested from delicate marine environments, but rather cultivated in rice paddy-like fields that are seasonally flooded to support the growing seagrass plant.
An optional 5″L x 8″W x .375″H engravable bamboo plaque is available for an additional $100 and includes three lines of engraving. $15 extra for clip art.
The Seagrass Caskets are suitable for identification/viewing or services followed by burial or cremation. We also offer a 3/4 Seagrass Casket lid for $150 extra that allows for an open casket viewing or service. Once the service has concluded, simply replace the full lid prior to the cremation or burial and secure the closures.
5’9”: ( 70"L x 20"W x 12"H) $1,200
6’5”: (77"L x 24"W x 12"H) $1,400
The bamboo caskets provide another eco-friendly alternative to the willow and seagrass caskets. Each casket features durable, convenient handles for carrying and a lined natural unbleached cotton interior with matching pillow.
An optional 5″L x 8″W x .375″H engravable bamboo plaque is available for the Bamboo Casket for an additional $100 and includes three lines of engraving. $15 extra for clip art.
The Bamboo Caskets are suitable for identification/viewing or services followed by burial or cremation. We also offer a 3/4 Bamboo Casket lid that allows for an open casket viewing or service. Once the service has concluded, simply replace the full lid prior to the cremation or burial and secure the closures.
5’9”: (70"L x 18"W x 12"H) $1,190
6’5”: (77"L x 24”W x 12”H) $1,300
Our Six-Point Bamboo Coffin is a natural, biodegradable burial or cremation option that features a fully lined, natural unbleached cotton interior and matching pillow. The Six-Point Bamboo Coffin is suitable for identification, viewing and services followed by cremation or burial.
When buried directly in the earth (without a liner or burial vault) this coffin will break down naturally over time. Because it does not use metal or toxic components, the Bamboo Coffin is also suitable as a cremation container.
We also offer a viewing lid for the Six-Point Bamboo Coffin lid that allows for an open-coffin viewing or service. Once the service has concluded, simply replace the full lid prior to the cremation or burial and secure the closures.
Our Bamboo Coffin is certified Fair Trade. Production of this coffin meets stringent standards, some of which are listed below:
Create opportunities for the economically disadvantaged.
Pay our permanent, full-time workers in excess of 30% above local recommended wages to ensure a good living wage.Do not use child or forced labor.
Ensure approximately 50% of the labor force is women.
Encourage workers to have a voice.
Committed to sustainable environmental practices.
5’9”: (70"L x 20”W x 12”H) $950
6’5”: (77”L x 24”W x 12”H) $1000
Himalayan Rock Salt Urns are individually hand crafted from solid blocks of Himalayan rock salt deposits over 250 million years old and believed to be the purest on earth. As a result of the handmade and natural qualities of the Passages Salt Urns, each is unique in both color and finish. The urns will dissolve within 4 hours when placed in water. Minor cracking and chips occur naturally, adding to the character of these beautiful urns.
Sizes & Prices:
Adult Size: 8” Dia. x 10.25”H (202 Cubic Inches)
Medium: 6.25” Dia x 8.5” H (90 Cubic Inches)
Apollo: Not available in this size
Mini: 4.5” Dia x 6.5” H (40 Cubic Inches)
Keepsakes: 2.5” Dia. X 4”H (3.5 Cubic Inches):
Apollo: Not available in this size
The beautiful heart shape of the Unity Earthurn provides a soft and warm feel to the urn. Hand crafted from the bark of the mulberry tree, each urn is very eco-friendly from the production through use, and has a unique feel and finish. Once the urn is buried, it will biodegrade naturally over time.
Sizes & Prices:
Adult: 6.75"L x 8"W x 5"H (200 Cubic Inches): $150
Medium: 7.25"L x 6.25"W x 4"H (120 Cubic Inches): $100
Mini: 4.75"L x 4.25"W x 3.25"H (30 Cubic Inches): $84
Companion in Floral Only: 8.75"L x 11"W x 7.25"H (400 Cubic Inches): $200
Oversize in Floral Only: 8"L x 9"W x 7"H (360 Cubic Inches): $180
Our collection of Scattering Tubes features 20 designs in 6 sizes, and is engineered to simplify the scattering process. The tubes are durable, dignified and simple to use. Each features a convenient removable lid and an industry-first, perforated “push in” tab that opens easily prior to scattering. They contain no metal or plastic components and can be recycled or composted after use. Suitable for “in-cabin” airline transportation.
If multiple family members or loved ones want to participate in scattering, even in multiple locations, we offer smaller-sized scattering tubes that allow for that option.
Please refer to our size chart to see which designs are available in smaller sizes.
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Sizes & Prices:
Extra Large (14.5” x 5.1”) 240 Cubic Inches: $90 Available only in Ascending Dove, Ocean Sunset, Patriot, & Rainbow Pond
Adult (12.6” x 5.1”) 200 Cubic Inches: $80
Medium (10.1” x 4”) 100 Cubic Inches: $60
Small (8.9” x 2.95”) 40 Cubic Inches: $50
Mini (5.25” x 2.95”) 20 Cubic Inches: $38
Cornstarch Urns are made from durable and environmentally-friendly cornstarch. They feature a secure “snap lock” closing mechanism that permanently closes the urn. The Urns can be kept at home, or placed in a cemetery niche or columbarium, since they will not biodegrade or deteriorate unless buried. When buried in earth, the urn will biodegrade completely over time. (The time taken to biodegrade will vary depending on local soil conditions).
Each Urn is hand painted and includes a biodegradable bag for the cremated remains to be placed in prior to closing the urn. Each urn comes in a convenient carry box that can be used for discreet transportation.
Size: 6.75"Dia. x 10.25"H (238 Cubic Inches)
Our Shell Urns are hand-crafted from non-toxic, food-grade recycled paper. Each urn comes with a custom carrying case. Matching keepsakes are also available and provide families with the opportunity to retain a portion of their loved ones’ cremated remains. They are a perfect complement to any biodegradable or scattering urn.
To view a brief video demonstration of the Shell Urn being used, click here.
With the purchase of the Shell Urn, Passages International will make a donation in memory of your loved one. This donation will be made to an ocean conservation organization and will contribute to the preservation of our oceans for future generations. Click here to have a donation made in the name of your loved one.
Original Artwork by Todd Telander. Telander is an international scientific illustrator and artist who has produced work for numerous zoos and aquariums, wildlife and ocean conservation groups, and is a selected artist of the American Birding Association. His background in environmental studies and biology, coupled with his talent as an illustrator, resulted in shell urns that are both beautiful and scientifically accurate.
Our Shell Urns are made by hand and will vary in appearance. Some are painted in small batches, sometimes with hand-mixed paint colors. These urns meet federal regulations requiring all containers used for burials at sea be 100% biodegradable. Check with local agencies to ensure that you are following all appropriate federal and local guidelines or regulations, such as distance from the shore.
Size: 16”L x 16”W x 6.25”H (400 Cubic Inches)
Brass Heart Keepsakes
The brass heart keepsakes are available in two finishes. Both the bronze and pewter are simple yet attractive heart shaped designs. They are easy to load a small portion of cremated remains into. Each keepsake has a small opening beneath it, which is secured with two metal screws.
Brass Shell Keepsakes
The brass shell keepsakes feature a beautiful patina finish. They are easy to load a small portion of cremated remains into. Each keepsake has a small opening beneath it, which is secured with two metal screws. The shell keepsake is a perfect companion product for families that have used the Shell Deep Water Bio Urn to place the cremated remains of a loved one at sea, but still want to retain a portion of the cremated remains.
Dimensions: 2.75"L x 3"W
All of our Simplicity Earthurns are handcrafted from renewable paper produced in a sustainable manner.
They come in four beautiful styles: Slate Grey Simplicity is a multi-tonal, shimmering grey urn, Floral Simplicity is made with handmade paper inlaid with flower petals, Antique Black Simplicity features a textured paper creating a one-of-a-kind, dignified urn, and Wood-Grain Simplicity is has a wood texture created from sustainably-sourced mulberry paper.
These urns can be permanently glued closed with a non-toxic paper glue.
Sizes & Price
Floral & Slate: Adult (3.75"L x 8.25"W x 10"H) 240 Cubic Inches: $60
Wood Grain & Antique Black Adult (3.75"L x 8.25"W x 10"H) 240 Cubic Inches: $70
Journey Earthurns: $84-$140
These are hand-crafted from sustainably produced, biodegradable paper. They are made by hand and will vary in appearance. When placed in water they float briefly then sink to the bottom, where they break down naturally over time.
Engraving is available on all Journey Earthurns for $50 for three lines of text.
Adult: 12.5"L x 14"W x 3"H (220 Cubic Inches): $140
Medium: 10.5"L x 11.75"W x 2.75"H (180 Cubic Inches): $92
Mini: 6.5"L x 8"W x 2.25"H (60 Cubic Inches) $84
Bamboo Urns: $220-$450
These urns will not biodegrade until they are buried, making them ideal for keeping at home, in a columbarium or in a cemetery niche.
Our Traditional Bamboo Urns are handcrafted from 3/4” bamboo plywood which is a sustainable and rapidly renewable resource. This bamboo is plantation grown and is not a species that is consumed by endangered Panda populations. Each urn features a Green certified and LEED-compliant (Leadership In Energy and Environmental Design) water-based finish in either Natural or Caramelized. The base affixes with recycled steel screws.
Tribute: 6.25"L x 10.25"W x 6.25"H (245 Cubic Inches): $220
Traditional (Natural & Caramel): 7.625”L x 7.625”W x 8.625”H (210 Cubic Inches): $450
Engraving can be added for $50 and includes up to 3 lines of text (in the same location)