This lovely Funeral Bier (circa 1890-1910) will be in “Dying to Bloom – Natural Burial Boutique” for display.
The Funeral Bier, not to be confused with the world’s most widely consumed and probably the oldest alcoholic beverage (Beer) is a stand on which a corpse, coffin, or casket is placed to be carried to the grave. Although traditionally funerals have been a great excuse to get loaded!
This lovely piece fits in perfectly to represent a movement back to tradition. This cart, possibly from England, was pulled by the bearers when the mourners were unable to afford the more luxurious and expensive horse drawn hearses. Today, as consumers discover what happens in the embalming practice, the cost, and the environmental impact, many are choosing to be part of the circle of life and return naturally. Many green cemeteries today use a funeral bier like the one pictured here at Steelmantown Cemetery in New Jersey. Dying to Bloom offers a unique selection of biodegradable natural burial containers.
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