The Shroud Option
A shroud is a cloth covering for the body. It many take many forms but basically serves to protect the body and prevent it from being seen directly. A family may decide to use a shroud instead of a casket for a few reasons:
- More natural. There is no large artificial object (casket) with the body. More reminiscent of days gone by with more natural burial practices.
- It is less costly. There is not a casket to purchase and prepare. A shroud is also easier to deal with on boat as less weight is required to deliver it to the ocean floor.