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In America, for the deceased made designer urns with ashes

February 1 2007
11:24

Residents are increasingly leaving the dust of dead loved ones and homes, according to organizers of the country's first art gallery of urns, which opened in the vicinity of San Francisco.

All over residing in the U.S. tradition of cremation after death has spawned a new branch of ceremonial business - production of artistic urns for the ashes, in accordance with the wishes and intentions of the customer. Tastes of Americans are diverse: some people prefer classical forms and materials of the type of ancient Egyptian tombs, someone who likes modern and even avant-garde, they say, the industry business.

Urns with the ashes of loved ones in a spectacularly extravagant vases of all colors, lamps and even the drums, according to the designers, are becoming part of the residential interior design, harmoniously blend with the atmosphere at home. Materials are also varied - from precious metals to ceramics and glass.

For those who are not satisfied with static, offers light vessels with handles - for outings - and even the ballot boxes, specially designed for riding. Peculiar Americans individualism thus finds its incarnation and death, say the pioneers of a new tradition, and predicted a gradual increase in market share of funeral services, which is estimated at $ 11 billion a year. Reports RIA Novosti .

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