I visited a fantasy coffin workshop on a recent visit to Ghana. The workshop is located on the Accra-Tema beach road in the Labadi area of Accra. The carpenter was busy working out of a simple double story building. At the ground level we watched him working on a huge bible. A giant wooden calabash was ready to get a coat of paint. Chickens and children wandered in and out, finding things to peck at and play with on the dirt floor. The latest hip-life hits were playing on a radio. The top floor of the workshop was used as the gallery, easily visible from the road below. The gallery was stocked with coffins ranging from vegetables (for farmers), tuna (for the fishermen) and beer bottles (for those who enjoyed their brew).
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