The Shroud Option
A shroud is a cloth covering for the body. It many take many forms ut basically serves to protect the body and prevent it from being seen directly. A family may decide to uses a shroud instead of a casket for a few reasons;
- More Natural in that there is no large artificial object (casket) with the body. More reiminisant of days gone by with more natural burial practices.
- It is less costly as there is not a caskets to purchases and prepare. A shroud is also a bit easier to deal with a on boat as less weight is required to deliver it to the ocean floor.