Thursday, November 22, 2012

Imaginative Caskets: Coffins To Die For

Berlin is truly a multicultural city. People of 186 nationalities live here, including a large Ghanaian population. Like many immigrants, the Ghanaian people have brought their unique customs and practices to Berlin. 


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For the people of Ghana, funerals are a time of mourning and a time of celebration. They believe that when a person dies, they move on into another life. They honor their dead with brightly colored coffins that celebrate the way a person lived. 

Consequently, coffins are designed to represent an aspect of the dead person's life, such as a car, an athletic shoe, or even a cell phone. Coffins might also symbolize a vice, such as a bottle of beer, a cigarette, or syringe. It certainly adds some flavor to the traditional pine wood box theme. 

I've always thought of cremation as the way to go, but after looking at these creative coffins, perhaps I need to reconsider that idea. Here are some clever and amusing coffins.
Coke Cola Enthusiast?


Fisherman?




A Variety of Coffins, including
a Shoe, a Prawn, A Tiger,
A Rabbit, and A Dog




A Businessman or a Shoe Salesman?




Bird Lover?
Mobile Phone Addicted?
Flight Attendant or Pilot?










Photographer?

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