Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Romanian Urns

Pet Praise has its very own line of both pet and human cremation urns. Many of our wooden urns are manufactured in Romania. Pet Praise features the Arlington Series, the Belmont Collection, the Oxford Collection, the Hamilton Series, the Pinehurst Collection, and last but not least, the Gastonia Series. Our unique urns are hand-crafted in the beautiful country of Romania. Constructed of the same type of ash wood, the selection of urns we offer vary in size, finish, and overall appearance; each possesses qualities that is perfect for memorializing a deceased loved one. 


(Images below are the finished products)

Oxford Collection
One of a kind six-sided 
tower like urn
Arlington Series
Solid urn designed to fit any 
home decor
Hamilton Series
Spacious urn sculpted by hand





Belmont Collection
A uniquely shaped four
dimensional urn 
Gastonia Series
Basic urn with a slide bottom
Pinehurst Collection
Exceptional crafted picture urn

       

Certifications 
  • "Environmentally appropriate forest management ensures that the harvest of timber and non-timber products maintains the forest's biodiversity, productivity, and ecological processes"
  • Socially beneficial forest management helps both local people and society at large to enjoy long term benefits, and also provides strong incentives to local people to sustain the forest resources and adhere to long-term management plans
  • Economically viable forest management means that forest operations are structured and managed so as to be sufficiently profitable, without generating financial profit at the expense of the forest resource, the ecosystem, or affected communities"
Background of  Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

In order for our special collection of Romanian urns to be manufactured, certain rules and regulations are put in place. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) develops standards and guidelines to preserve lands and natural resources for future generations. As a part of the forest management, the FSC ensures it is environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable. 
  • Founded in 1993 
  • The main goal of this council is to prevent deforestation and preserve natural resources 
  • The FSC developed 10 principles for Forest Stewardship Council;
    • Click Here to view the 10 principles and brief descriptions 





Manufacturing the Urns











Our eye-catching, sleek urns are carefully manufactured in Romania by the SEL,S.R.L. through a series of steps. The National Forest Company, RomSilva is responsible for harvesting the beautiful ash trees of Romania to be auctioned off. After the perfect trees are purchased, a timber supplier aligns it precisely with the sawmill to be cut to precise specifications. Before the molding of these superb urns begins, the wood must reach the humidity range of eight to twelve percent. The humidity percentage is reached by placing the wood carefully in kiln dryers for about ten to fourteen days. The two locations, Gura Humorului and Suceava, work together to complete the making of our unique urns. Once the humidity of the wood is reached, half of product is completed in Gura Humorului where the timber is processed, then sent to Suceava. When the unfinished product arrives in Suceava, the finishing stages begin.  The wood receives its final trim, is gently molded, carefully assembled, and perfectly finished and stained. No surprise that these one of a kind urns are remarkable. Gura Humorului and Suceava are located within Bucovina, a part of Romania in which the art is breath taking.


History

Bucovina "The land of beech trees" is located in the northern part of Romania. The local people and tourist are fascinated with Bucovina because of its decorated monasteries. The art on the churches represent a series of biblical events and can be compared to story boards. The churches are structured with high roof tops and minimal light shines through. These paintings not only spark curiosity and imagination with the people, but they also raise awareness and educate the people
on the Orthodox spirit.With 27,062 square miles and a population of approximately 4.5 million people, Bucovina is filled with a lot of attractions. Suceava, where our urns are completed, has a history of its own. Suceava was the capital of Moldavia from 1375-1565. Also, some remains from the Fortress of Suceava ( 1388 ) are available for viewing. Click Here to learn more about the history of Bucovina.

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