Paper Turtle

Simple Biodegradable Urn

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Color: Natural (brown)


Lovely just as it is or as a blank canvas for you to personalize, this simple urn is a beautiful vessel for your beloved family member's send-off. Personalization ideas include decorating with photos, written messages, painting, or natural materials such as paper, glass, wood, ceramic, cotton/linen/silk (please no metal or plastic).

The urn will float briefly before sinking, release the ashes underwater, and biodegrade naturally over time. Float time will vary depending on the weight of the ashes, weather and water conditions. *This urn is designed for a full portion of adult ashes to provide the necessary weight for sinking. For smaller portions of ashes, weighted material such as sand must be added to the urn in order for it to sink properly.* Federal burial at sea guidelines require that cremated remains be scattered at least three nautical miles from land.

This urn was designed by me and handmade in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico by skilled artisans using recycled paper and plant-based glue. It is 100% biodegradable and non-toxic to sea life. Your purchase helps provide jobs with a living wage for artisans working in a traditional art form.

Available in four colors: Natural; Shell White; Surf Blue; Coral; and Seagrass Green

Add a name/dates or other text to your urn for $25.

Size: 13.5"Dia x 7.75"H

Capacity: 200 ci, suitable for an individual weighing 200 pounds or less. Ships in a 12" x 12" x 12" box.

Weight: 1 lb

Two leather cords tie the lid securely to the base; no glue required.

Instructions and water-soluble bag included.

International shipping available, please convo me for a quote.

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All designs copyright Laura Bruzzese, 2023