Tombstone is a word translated as hauaplaadid in Estonian. It can be described as a plate of bronze, stone, or other material mainly above the burial site. When it comes to southern Estonia, Viljandi is a municipality and town. So, hauaplaadid Viljandis (tombstones in Viljandi)be described as a tombstone in Viljandi. While ordering a hauaplaadid, most companies offer a complete service like design hauaplaadid installation. Hauaplaadid can be made by function, shape, and material desired by the customer according to that photo or design of the customer.
Usage of hauaplaadid
- Hauaplaadid were generally on the floor of churches in early modern times and the Middle Ages.
- Meanwhile, from the 18th century’s second half, the hauaplaadid started located in cemeteries.
- Hauaplaadid generally has the deceased’s name, date of death, and date of birth inscribed. It also often comprises artwork, epitaphs, poems, family members’ names, etc.
Materials included in hauaplaadid consists of:
- Marble & limestone
- Natural markers
Types of hauaplaadid
- Upright is generally composed of two parts: the die and the base.
- Flat/ Bevel- A flat hauaplaadid is level with the ground, while an angle in the back is raised slightly higher than the front.
- Slant- They are slanted in front but vertical in the back.
- Wing- It comprises two “wings” on a base separated by a plinth or pedestal supporting a vase.
- Bench- It has been used in cemeteries and in public areas to offer a nice place to sit.
It can be concluded that hauaplaadid can be custom designed and personalized to mark a loved one’s gravesite or burial plot. Each cemetery has its necessity as to what hauaplaadid they might permit in the cemetery.