三魂之色

古时民俗棺材有三,一红,给年逾八十喜丧者用,一黑,给正常去世者用,另一为白。民俗以白色不吉,故购买来多需上漆,或凶死急葬来不及上漆亦用白。所谓红黑白三色者,盖取于人魂之色。时人有梦,梦亡者入棺,多不过或红或黑或白,此实为三魂之色也。

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