How many shrouds should we prepare ？
Men has to wear at least six pieces of shrouds, including cheong sam, gown, shirt, pant and underwear set. According to tradition, you can have a set of jacket and made up to a total of eight pieces. For a full set of cloth for four seasons, a set of filled quilted jacket, shirt and pant are suggested. Then it will make up to twelve pieces. For female, odd numbers are required which is seven pieces or eleven pieces. For a full set of cloth for four seasons, it will be thirteen pieces.
For people who lives in the North, they have to wear twelve pieces (male) or eleven pieces (female) and they will choose a good quality of filled quilted jacket. For Chao Zhou person, they have to wear odd numbers of shrouds too.
Do we need a shroud ?
Family normally choose the suitable shroud or suit for the deceased in last respect. In addition, family may also choose 2 to 3 sets of cloths to put in the coffin for burial.
In Funerary customs, wearing shrouds are believed to give blessing for the living family. If the deceased died of illness, they should wear long gown and long sleeves just in case the normal shroud is too tight for the body. The shroud should not have pocket or buttons.
Detail customs are written in Chinese. Please contact our professional team for more information.