Banana coffins, also known as “green coffins,” are a type of eco-friendly coffin that is made from banana leaves. These coffins are becoming increasingly popular as more people seek out sustainable and environmentally friendly burial options. The process of making banana coffins involves several steps, including harvesting, processing, weaving, and finishing.
How are Banana Coffins made?
Here’s a closer look at the process our team goes through in order to create our spectatular banana coffins: Harvesting, processing, weaving and finishing.
The first step in making a banana coffin is to harvest the banana leaves. The leaves are typically harvested from banana plants that are grown specifically for this purpose. The leaves are cut by hand, and only the mature leaves are harvested.
Once the banana leaves have been harvested, they need to be processed to prepare them for weaving. The leaves are typically washed and then dried in the sun. This helps to make them more pliable and easier to work with.
The next step in making a banana coffin is weaving the leaves into a coffin shape. The leaves are typically woven around a frame made from bamboo or other sustainable materials. The weaving process is done by skilled artisans who use traditional techniques to create a sturdy and beautiful coffin.
The weaving process can take several days or even weeks, depending on the size and complexity of the coffin. The artisans use their expertise to create a coffin that is both strong and aesthetically pleasing.
Once the weaving is complete, the coffin is finished with rope handles and discreet lid fixings for a streamlined look. The lid of the coffin may also feature decorative embellishments, such as woven flowers or other designs. The coffin is then sanded and polished to give it a smooth finish.
Advantages of banana coffins:
Banana coffins offer several advantages over traditional coffins made from solid wood or metal. Here are some of the benefits of choosing a banana coffin:
Banana leaves are a renewable and sustainable material that can be harvested without harming the environment. They are also biodegradable, which means that they will decompose naturally over time and not harm the earth.
Banana coffins are lightweight, making them easier to transport and handle compared to heavier coffins made from solid wood or metal.
Banana coffins are often more affordable than traditional coffins, making them a more accessible option for those on a budget.
Banana coffins have a unique and natural look that many people find appealing. They are often used in green burials or for people who are looking for a more environmentally friendly funeral option.