This prototype garment was designed as part of Pia doctoral research, and has formed the basis for her other engagements with the development and creation of garments for the grave.

Death will always be met with sadness, but the function of this garment, and indeed the intent inherent in the fashioning of Garments for the Grave, aims to gently guide the bereaved through what is one of the most profound and difficult encounters facing us all. The burial garment is the last skin that will be placed upon us, and will literally and symbolically merge with us in our decomposition and dissipation into the earth.

–[A]Dressing Death: Fashioning Garments for the Grave