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Silk Cover - Whāriki: Ngahuru

Silk Cover - Whāriki: Ngahuru


Whāriki = Covering.

Hand dyed with autumnal leaves of oak, walnut, silver dollar and peony in stunning warm gold, copper and bronze hues. Ngahuru is autumn, or the 10th month of the year in te maramataka Māori.


About these coverings: Whāriki are a length of silk satin made to cover, cloak or conceal the body lying within an open coffin or casket. This cloth can also be used as a soft layer with which to nestle a body on, while inside the burial vessel, or as a pall to decorate a closed coffin. Please note this covering is not large enough to be used as a full shroud for an adult.


These whāriki are functional long before needed for funerals. They can be used as wraps or shawls, throws or wall hangings or as fabric to sew into a burial garment for example. Enjoy your forever clothes now, they will become old friends later.


Silk satin whāriki have a gentle soft drape, are edged with silk threads and hand dyed with non toxic natural plant dyes. Suitable for natural burials, this whāriki will compost back to the earth in a few months, nourishing the natural ecosystem and creating a reservoir for life.


This covering measures 110 cm x 2.4 metres. 

  • Items sent on overnight courier with NZ Post. Delivery time 1-2 working days. If needing this urgently please phone  0276365610 to enquire about collection from Kaiwaka, or possiblity of local delivery. 

    Free courier in New Zealand for purchases over $500. International shipping available with economy, courier or express services.

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