Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What am I?

This exhibit, in The Mint Museum, had it's own room. I thought it was a large toy for children to climb on. Not so.

It is actually a coffin desined by Paa Joe of Ghana. These personalized coffins became very popular in Africa in the 1970's. See other  Paa Joe coffins here.
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  1. Yes, very special, I saw some in the Tropical Museum in Amsterdam. They make the strangest coffins like cars and aeroplanes.