The Blackdown is a traditional shape coffin woven from our highest quality buff and steamed willow. It is named after the range of hills which run along the border between Somerset and Devon.
The main body of the Blackdown is woven with buff willow. Dark brown steamed willow is used for the banding and the plait border on the lid edge. Alternatively, the handles, bands and plait can be woven in buff, antique buff, white, barked and/or steamed willow. Natural dyed coloured willow can also be incorporated into the design.
If you prefer this coffin with a curved end, please see our Mendip.
- Hand woven by a member of our skilled basket making team.
- Our willow is grown, processed and naturally dyed on our farm.
- Our willow is sustainable, natural & eco-friendly.
- You are welcome to visit us to help weave the coffin.