Monday, 6 December 2010


There's an exhibition just opened in London showing an array of Ghanian coffins. Not a topic of art or interest which instantly springs to mind, but when you see them, you realise these Ghanians like a good send off in pretty elaborate style. The most elaborate coffins are for the chiefs or businessmen and are traditional amongst the Southern Ga people. I absolutely love the kitsch factor and have an order placed for a bar of Cadbury's Dairy Milk coffin. Call me old fashioned, but you can't beat a bit of purple at a funeral. Here we go then for a tour of Ghana's finest...



  1. Now that cell phone coffin might be appropriate if you died texting...or worse yet...someone killed you while they were texting...YIKES!!

  2. Hi MM. The texting thought crossed my mind too! Also thought about celebs and their coffins of choice.. Amy Winehouse (bottle of Jack D's), Barack Obama (basketball), Gordon Ramsay (turnip) and Bruce Forsyth (combustible toupee). Or maybe not...

  3. Or the shoe from some loser on Strictly Come Dancing!!! Or Dancing With The Stars !!! Haha!!