It's something that has to happen eventually....
... but all these normal coffins are so boring.
Better to go out in style!:
Clockwise from top left: A Uterus Coffin, Sandwich Coffin,
What's the story with these quirky coffins, you ask? Well,....
Coffins From Ghana
" For the Ga tribe in coastal Ghana, funerals are a time of mourning, but also of celebration. The Ga people believe that when their loved ones die, they move on into another life -- and the Ga make sure they do so in style....
The coffins are designed to represent an aspect of the dead person's life -- such as a car if they were a driver.... They might also symbolize a vice -- such as a bottle of beer or a cigarette.
Ablade Glover, an artist who works with the carpenters, says the coffin acts as a home in the afterlife, so it must be beautiful. But he laments that after putting so much time into creating the coffin, it gets hidden underground.
"By the end of the day, they are going to bury this thing, which has taken so much time, so much energy?" he says. "
(So, if you were a gynae, you can be buried in a uterus?? Haha...)
Well,.... if you ever want to purchase one, there's actually an online shop (O_o!!): CLICK HERE
This may be a bit of a morbid topic but anyway:
What would you choose as your coffin?
(I'd probably go with a giant chocolate bar)
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