Ghanaian Art - Paa Joe's Coffins

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Coffin making has a long tradition in Ghana. One of the most famous artists is Paa Joe. The sculpted coffins of Ghanaian artist Paa Joe are a wonder. Born in the Akwapim hills north-east of Accra in 1945, Paa Joe is credited as being the foremost sculpted coffin maker of his generation. He apprenticed with Kane Kwei – who is credited with beginning the 20th century tradition of figurative coffins. In Ghana people believe that when you die, you should be remembered by your profession. Paa Joe’s w…