Coffin

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Coffin. The kite-shaped box (tapered at the head and foot, wide at the shoulders, and often have six sides) in which the deceased person’s body is conveyed to a funeral service and in which it is buried or cremated.

Coffins are often made of MDF or chipboard and laminated with a veneers in an oak, mahogany, or elm style. However, coffins can also be made of cardboard, bamboo, willow, or banana leaf.

A rectangular box for the same purpose is known as a casket (usually with a lid which can be half open during the funeral service or wake).

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