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A HISTORY OF BURIAL GARMENTS
Jul 27, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Asserting greater creative control over the aesthetics of the traditional funeral, many Americans are now opting for burial shrouds instead of, or in addition to, caskets to bury loved ones.
Join death educator Amy Cunningham for an engaging discussion of how shrouds and garments have been used for over a millennia in cultures across the globe. During this discussion at The Green-Wood Cemetery, Cunningham will also explore present-day, eco-friendly shroud making, including the work of several clever contemporary designers who hope we’ll start taking our final outfits as seriously as we select what we don every day.
A shrouding demonstration will follow with a volunteer. Reservations are recommended.