DEGREE PROJECT FALL 2009 HONOLULU, HAWAII
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN SAINT LOUIS MICHELE FREDERICKS
BREAKING THE MODULE
Hangin g coffins in Ec ho Vall ey , Sa gad a. Th es e coffins are carved by the el derly before they die . Th is ritua l i nvo lves push ing the bod ie s into the tight spac es of the coffin s, an d often bon es are cracke d an d broke n as the process is compl eted. After the decea sed are put ins id e thes e coffins they are then broug ht to caves high in the cliffs where they join the coffins of other ance stors. The p eop le o f S agad a have bee n do ing this for ove r 2000 yea rs.
DIAMOND HEAD STATE PARK
CEMETERY: 10,000 SQ FT
1,500 SQ FT
10,000 SQ FT