The Simple Gifts Shroud is a super soft 100% cotton envelope with overleaf ties and longer bands that secure around the body from behind. It comes attached to a built-in canvas carrier that is equipped with handles that also can be used by pallbearers to accommodate carrying poles. There is a long interior pocket for a 10" supporting board if you choose to use one. In most cases the shroud can easily be carried by three people on either side. The Simple Gifts Shroud is made purposely plain because some people prefer plain, and also in order to invite decoration, if this sort of project appeals to you and your family.