Our gold Ecopod was the crème de la crème – a jewel, gilded in Dutch Metal Gold Leaf* and sealed with a shellac based varnish.
It was prepared with a dark red lining of paper on the outer surface, onto which the Dutch Metal Gold Leaf was applied. The leaf has natural cracks and small breaks in the surface, which allowed the underlying red surface to show through, adding to the overall richness of the finish.
The inner base of the Ecopod was covered with a natural calico mattress and the interior was painted light cream, using eco-friendly paints.
As an optional extra, the walls of the interior could also have been lined with feathers, in a choice of colours, including white, red, cream or pale blue.
The handles were a combination of metal and bamboo and were inserted through loops at the ends of each carrying strap. They had been designed so that they could be removed, prior to burial or cremation and disposed of separately, or returned to us, as preferred.
Straps for the gold Ecopod were availabe in either dark red, or natural finishes.
Two sizes were available:
- Size 1 – height up to 5’3″; carrying a weight of up to 15 stone (210 lb or 95.25 kg)
- Size 2 – height up to 6’0″; carrying a weight up to 18 stone (252 lb or 114.30 kg)
Due to the extensive hand finishing, each gold Ecopod took a minimum of 5 working days to create from the base Ecopod, which itself took 10 days to create from scratch.
*Dutch metal gold leaf is an alloy of copper and zinc.
Ecopods are also available in a range of coloured finishes.
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