The Blackdown is a wicker basket coffin woven with 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. The plait, handles and/or bands can be woven in buff, steamed, antique buff or white willow. Hand dyed coloured willow can also be incorporated into a design.

If you prefer this wicker coffin with a curved end, please see our Mendip.

  • Hand woven by a member of our skilled basket making team
  • Natural processes are used to create buff & steamed willow
  • Willow is a sustainable & eco-friendly crop
  • Free 'help to weave' service available

Musgrove Willows Coffins


If you like the coffin just the way it is, go straight to the Interior section.
Please be aware that willow is a natural product and the colour and/or finish may differ slightly from the images shown.

Customise the Exterior

The image below highlights the relevant exterior parts of the selected coffin. Simply choose the colour and/or finish for each component part. The image will change to reflect your selection.

Customise the Interior

Choose the type of coffin liner and the colour from our extensive range. Please be aware the image will not change to reflect your colour choice.

Choose your Extras

These include bows for the coffin, a plaque, keepsakes & a wide range of willow ashes caskets. There is also the option to help weave the coffin.


Every coffin features a hand woven plait. This forms part of the lid.