Coffin appellation

Feb 20, 2018

Coffin is also known as the old House, it is designed for the deceased, the workmanship is very fine. First of all, look at its materials, usually, due to the economic conditions of the restrictions, the popular coffin with pine, cypress processing and into; good, especially exquisite coffin with very expensive Phoebe or natural crystal, such as fine creation. And its appearance is also very peculiar, the front is big, the rear end small, assumes the ladder shape. In its body, the use of each of the plates of the oblique face, the shape of each part should also reflect the front of the small bevel. The so-called coffin material is also called oblique goods material, two side and cover but also oblique with arc, from the front of the head, the whole coffin seems to be a half a round of wood.

Particularly noticeable is its exterior decoration. The front of the coffin is painted on the head of the Monument Hall Crane Deer, coloured glaze.

In the sky above the tile hall, two white cranes were flying, and the halls were lined with shengwang pines, Cypress, the front of the hall is fragrant hundred bright green grass, the middle of the lawn is the path of stone steps leading to the hall, it is very clean and elegant, the whole picture will decorate the entire coffin head as if the fairyland bedroom, the whole village quiet Villa, the head is on top write "Le Palace" three characters will be the head figure and coffin itself tightly buckle. On both sides of the coffin were two clouds of golden dragons chasing the clouds and teasing the orb. The dragon is painted around the immortals and other Baxian weapons, also known as "Dark Baxian", there are guqin, ancient paintings, Meilan chrysanthemum, peach and fruit, on the surface has "Shong Sanfohai." Coffin on all the pictures with the powder, gold and other techniques, as well as the blending of pigments to the ancient Tang painting style to move into it, making the whole coffin solemn and generous, color level distinct, gorgeous orderly; A person in the afterlife can be accompanied by so many material, spiritual, and knowledge of the erudite will naturally be able to walk on the netherworld.

Coffin in rural areas commonly known as "10-page Tile", "Ten Pieces", generally 10 of pages of wood made, but also useful 12 of wood made, this commonly known as "12 Yuan." 10 pages of wood, where the lid (top) is three pages, the bottom (bottom) is three pages, the state (both sides) two pages, the file (before and after) 5-11 pieces of other valuable wood.

Hakka coffin is also called Shoumu, Old house. All Chinese fir is built and the Hakka are used to Shing the old. farm system to make coffins, generally in the age of 30 will be selected wood production, ready to die after the use. Slang cloud: "30 Don't pay board (refers to coffin), look you bold". The meaning of the words, people to middle age, ready to Shoumu, not ready, afraid in case there is a happens will be unprepared. Therefore, the Hakka people in general should do a good coffin in life, called "Shoumu" or "Shou", said Tim Sugarfo. When making Shoumu, the family was rich, with 4 whole wood square material sushi, said "Four Corners", that is, cover plate, floor and side plate with the whole square material made, coffin has a piece of 7 stars linked to the body plate, called "seven-star board." In addition, there are "hexagonal", "octagonal" Shoumu, which is made of 6 or 8 pieces of wood. Medium-sized people general system to do "10 corners" Shoumu, the selection of wood than "eight corners" slightly smaller, the General people do "12 jiao" Shoumu, that is made of 12 small wooden barrel, than "10 corners" square material and slightly smaller. Shoumu do a good job, the family will please painter timely rinse good oil knees, the top of the book "Fu", the front end of the head to write "Shou", coffin cover board with red paper written "Many Happy Returns", "returns". Hakka customs, not over the death of the said "short-lived", generally can not enjoy the burial coffin, can only use a few pieces of wood to nail coffin-like, called "Fire board."