Grapes Cremation Urn for Ashes
SKU: WUUC 080
The Grapes Cremation Urn for Ashes has been beautifully sculpted by highly skilled woodworking artisans. This urn for ashes consists of an exceptionally designed punnet of grapes crafted with a fine attention to detail, including the grooves on the grape leaf and the smooth-like texture of the basket - giving it a unique and genuine finish.
The Grape urn can represent harvest and therefore can be a reminder of the good times shared with your loved one, making this a special piece to rest their precious ashes.
The carefully carved wood has been sculpted to deliver a surface which feels smooth to the touch, providing you with a sense of tranquillity when the urn is held. Whilst this wooden urn was designed to be within your home, it can also be buried in the ground - as this type of wood will naturally decompose between 2 - 5 years and your loved one's ashes will be released into the earth.
The Grapes Cremation Urn can be opened at the base by accessing the 4 screws attached, undoing them allows you to lift off a section of the urn and securely place the ashes inside. We include a biodegradable bag to hold your loved one's ashes within this urn. This cremation urn comes in many different variations such as, Swiss Pine Wood, Swiss Pine Wood painted in gold, Lime Wood, Lime Wood painted in gold, as well as Lime Wood painted with real gold leaf.
Authentic gold leaf is created by hammering gold into very thin sheets which vary in gold content and weight. It is approximately 91.7% gold, equating to 22 karat. Gold has been a symbol of opulence from the beginning, with Greek ideology that by looking upon the gold sculptures, a viewer could better themselves.
The process of layering gold leaf over a surface is called gold leafing or gilding. In order to add the gold leaf to a surface it must first be prepared with a surface paint, then applied with adhesive followed by, burnishing, cleaning, pre-paint sealing, painting, and a final post-paint sealing. Ultimately, applying gold leaf is challenging and a lot of careful work is required in order to achieve the perfect painted gold leaf surface.
Throughout history, gold leaf has been used to portray many things. In the Medieval Era, halos of gold leaf were used in art to signify the heavenly or unearthly, much like your loved one who has left our world. Similarly, in 17th century Japan, gold leaf was used to evoke a celestial feeling towards the heavens.
- Height (cm): 23
- Width (cm): 24
- Depth (cm): 39
- Approx Weight (kg): 2
- Material: Lime, Swiss Pine or Real Gold Leaf
- Colour: Natural, Gold, Purple and Brown
- Approx Capacity: 4 (ltr) / 244 (cu in)
- Suitable for ashes of body weight up to 110 (kg) / 244 (lbs)
- Suitable for: Adult / Child / Pet
- Indoor or Outdoor use: Both - (Biodegrades 2 - 5 years after burial)
Free UK Delivery: 3 - 4 weeks (Made to order)