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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Ga coffins: Empire State Building

As part of her research for her book: 

Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre---How We Dignify the Dead

the journalist Sarah Murray commissioned her very own Empire State Building coffin. See how our Ga coffin and thematic box maker Eric Adotey Naah made it below:

Eric the carpenter and his masterpiece


The tip

Checking the inside...

 Making sure the doors shut


The top can be conveniently removed - you can't do that with the real one!

Eric the carpenter making sure it's the right size

The tip

In all its glory... before the paint

The very beginning


The tools

Find out more about Ga Coffins from this book or order your own coffin or thematic chest from the eShopAfrica.com online shop:

Going into Darkness: Fantastic Coffins from Africa

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