A few interesting facts about the "afterlife fashion"

Some designers argue that, even in a coffin, they will look great, so to speak, in full dress. Unlike similar mods, in fact, there are very few people who are seriously worried about what is to bury them. In our time on the deceased made to wear a suit or a dress, and these things are mostly relatives of the deceased or the deceased are they also in the closet.

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, of course, people can specify in advance to close what they would like to be buried, but, again, most likely, it will be either a suit or a dress. If someone thinks about the past, people usually believe that the dead were buried in some linen clothes, but, in fact, the proper dressing of the dead was a huge part of human history. There are even some modern fashion trends associated with death.

Wedding Dresses

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The majority of people in the 1800s could not afford to buy clothes sewed expensive tailor, unless they were rich, of course. Women sewed himself of clothes for yourself, including wedding dresses. Needless to say, for a wedding dress young bride trying to get the best and the most expensive fabric decorations that we could afford. And because for a long time it was decided to bury the man in its most elegant clothes, wedding dresses for women often became both a funeral. While the probability of a woman dying in childbirth was much higher than today.

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The woman knew that to marry and make babies literally runs the risk of their lives. Before our time is preserved diary certain Mrs Wade, who lived around 1870. The woman described in detail how a week before giving birth she had to repaint her black white wedding dress and give special orders to her husband on account of exactly how she wants to look in the coffin. Unfortunately, apprehension Mrs. Wade proved prophetic, and she really had died just a month after giving birth, most likely due to an infection.

Jade shroud for burial

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For centuries, ancient Chinese texts tell the story of the royal family members of the Han Dynasty (206 BC. E. To 220 BC. E.), Who were buried in the jade shroud. Modern historians have accepted this story only as a legend, because jade was considered more valuable material than gold. In 1968, the legend has become a reality, when the body of Prince Liu Sheng and Princess Dou Wan were found in the tomb, decorated with objects of gold, silver, bronze and jade.

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Thousands of individual jade plaques were sewn together to cover the prince and princess of the body, and records indicate that the same thing was done for at least two dozen other royal family members. In traditional Chinese medicine, nephritis, is believed to have medicinal properties. In ancient times people believed that it could save the dead man's body from decomposing. By the time the jade shrouds were removed, the Prince and Princess of the body almost completely turned into dust, but the skeleton of jade always remained intact.

Cannabis Leaves

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In 2016, archaeologists discovered in Turpan, China, the remains of a white man of about thirty, which had lain there for more than two and a half thousand years. While Turpan was a little oasis in the desert, is located along the famous Silk Road, because there is often stopped weary travelers, so there is nothing surprising in the fact that the European body has suddenly appeared in China. Surprising in this story was something completely different. unknown remains were from head to toe wrapped in cannabis leaves, that is the very "grass". Having carefully considered the leaves, the researchers came to the conclusion that they are fresh cut before the funeral that prompted historians to highly unexpected theory. It seems that at the time of Turpan was a kind of a large marijuana plantation, where many foreigners specially went to buy "magic herb" for resale at home.

Biodegradable Clothing

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And this is, if I may say so, last squeak funeral fashion. The concern for the environment in recent years in the West there was a whole movement of environmentally friendly "green" funeral. Supporters of this movement claim that chemicals for embalming and garment which clothes the dead, badly pollute the earth and destroy nature. That is why recently in the world there was a whole company with the eloquent title "Grave clothes", which specializes in the manufacture of biodegradable costumes for the dead from natural silk and organic cotton.

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Another designer Jai Rome Lee went even further and developed a special burial suit made of a biodegradable material with mushroom spores. The idea is that the mushrooms after the funeral will begin to grow in the body and neutralize the harmful chemicals that are pumped into the body during embalming at the funeral home. In order to bring the most effective "rock" mushrooms, Jai experimented with his own skin, nails and hair in an attempt to find out what mushrooms are best eaten human remains.