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Attending a funeral in Ghana is a completely different experience to what many in the Western world are used to. As well as periods of mourning and scenes of sorrow, many involve days of upbeat celebration and extremely artistic Ghanaian coffins. Book a flight to Accra to find out more...
Passing on in style
These fantastic pieces of craftsmanship sell for between $300 and $800, with international collectors and museums paying $2,000 or more for the honour of owning one. It’s an incredible sight and one that reinforces the unique and vibrant mentality of the Ga and Ghanaian people. Here are a few images of some of the most colourful Ghanaian Coffins – perhaps a little inspiration for a slightly more extravagant way to go!
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About the author: RichardGoddardRichard Goddard
Richard Goddard, from London, UK, lived and worked permanently in Ghana between 2009 and 2011, based mainly in Accra and Busua in the Western Region. During this time, he set up the Asabaako Music Festival on Busua Beach, in partnership with Kofi Debrah, a UK Ghanaian also from London. Richard now spends his time between London and Ghana, where he continues to develop the festival alongside partners and volunteers in Accra, Takoradi, Busua and the UK.