An elegant and simple felt wool shroud.
The Bellacouche Heritage Wool Shroud is the most environmentally friendly option for a burial. The thickness and layers of the felt give a smooth outline, unlike a conventional cloth wrap and more like a papoose. The Heritage Shroud can be used in any cemetery, churchyard, natural burial ground or home burial. Solid wood boards are available for stability and comfortable handles, for ease of carrying. Some crematoria will accept shrouds for cremation, in which case please contact Yuli as some adaptation will be required for the board.
From £300 for shroud only: Carrying handles and supporting board are available as optional extras – please select below.
When ordering, please make sure to include the number of handles and the board size, if these are needed.
The carrying handles and board are charged extra and are necessary for the practicalities of coffin-free carrying, although you can order the Heritage shroud without these if you are planning to use the shroud within a conventional coffin.
At the checkout please use the Order Notes box to include the name, height and approximate weight of the person this is for, and the expected date for the funeral.
- 2 or 3 pairs of handles (one for each side) sewn into the base for easy carrying to the grave. The handles are strong, with wooden inserts covered in felt that is soft to the touch
- Solid wood board (glue and metal free) to support the body; the wood is sustainably sourced from a Devon woodland and prepared by Sam Horrocks. Standard boards are 14″ wide, wider ones at 18″.
- Cover (optional) – plain
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for supplying the shroud for us – it was absolutely beautiful and the quality was superb! Everyone was impressed by the different choice and I just wanted to pass on our thanks to you”. Jennie, Co-op Funeralcare, South Manchester. April 2022
“The cremation took place today and the shroud was so very well received. I think people’s perception of a shroud, was suitably banished once they saw your craftsmanship. I know it gave some of them the realisation that a funeral does not always have to have the traditional wooden ‘box’!” A.Croft, Towners Funeral Directors, Hastings. Jan. 2022
“Integrated board and handles made it more practical without needing additional items for the funeral…. We were really pleased with the shroud and the experience of ordering it was personal, but still simple and easily navigated”. B.R. Feb 2021
Everything is made by hand of 100% natural materials. No plastic is used.
If you are considering a cremation, the Oseberg Cradle is the best option and has certification, but increasingly, many crematoria will accept coffin-free options.
Order on-line or please Contact Yuli for urgent orders and personal help and advice. Normally takes 2 to 3 working days for delivery.
“We used Bellacouche’s simple shroud at a burial. It looked beautiful and elegant. It was very easy to handle and use. It sat on trestles for the main ceremony.” Simon Smith Heart & Soul Funerals. August 2020
” It makes the whole experience of sitting with death so much more real than a coffin. And her body just seemed incredibly well held, and entrusted to the felt. Thank you for providing this service. It is a real gift”. – Gladys Paulus, September 2020