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The Unusual Coffins of the Ga People (51 pics)

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The Ga-Adangbe are an ethnic group in the West African nation of Ghana.
The Ga people are renowned worldwide for their funeral celebrations and processions. The Ga believe that when someone dies, they move to another life. Therefore, special coffins are often crafted by highly skilled carpenters. The coffins can be anything wanted by relatives of the deceased from a pencil to any animal such as an elephant. Coffins are usually crafted to reflect an essence of the deceased, in forms such as a character trait, an occupation, or a symbol of one's standing in the community. For example, a taxicab driver is most likely to be buried in a coffin shaped as a car. These coffins are usually very expensive, as their nature means that skilled carpenters take longer to produce them compared to conventional coffins.


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Comments (6):

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xxx 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Awesome!
       
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nat 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
That's stupid
       
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mominco 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I would be buried in a bottle of Tuaca
       
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Bhas 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Ahh Yess!!
I Would'nt Mind To Be Buried In One Of These.
       
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I'm not a fan of celebrating death, but... if you've got to go, why not go in style?

I just can't imagine a place where that would be the NORMAL WAY people deal with these things, though... it's just not what I'm used to...

Peace...
James r. H
       
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severe_009 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Its what they believe in n_tongue
Challenge breeds excellence...
       














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