Ημερομηνία Τρίτη, 17 Φεβ 2004 @ 06:00
Θέμα/Κατηγορία Νέα και Περίεργα
The owner of a Polish company that manufactures coffins made out of wicker is making a killing in Britain, where they are being snapped up because they are cheap and burn easily.
The coffins, which are patented in Poland and can withstand a weight of 300 kg, have also raised interest in France, Sweden and Denmark, where cremation is customary, says the manufacturer, Stanislaw Walicki.
"We are sending a first shipment of 30 coffins to France," he said. He said he sends on average about 100 coffins a month to Britain.
In Poland, however, the invention has attracted little attention even though Walicki has offered a wicker coffin free of charge to the first customer.
Cremation is not widespread in Poland.