How to bury in Ghana
• How are buried in Ghana
Why coffin must be boring box, if it can be ordered in the shape of a lobster, fruit, poultry or shoe? Residents of the African nation of Ghana believed that the funeral - it's not a sad farewell to the dead, and the celebration of the transition of their loved person into a better world. Here and there was a tradition to bury the deceased in a coffin bright intricate shapes.
Often the choice depends on the coffin of the profession of the deceased. For example, if he worked all his life photographer, then he will have made the coffin in the form of a huge camera.
As a rule, coffins unusual shape residents prefer to use the southern part of Ghana.
This tradition appeared by chance. In the middle of the last century, one of the Ghanaian rulers ordered for himself a palanquin (litter in the form of bed at two and six) in the form of an eagle, the delivery of which fell just on the day of his death. Resourceful relatives supplied the litter cover and buried it monarch.
A new way to a funeral like the local population. Soon, many wealthy people, and then all the others began to order shaped coffins. Design of the coffin is based on some of the aspects of the life of a deceased person. For example, if the street carrying a coffin in the form of machines, most of all, the one who is in it, was the driver. Farmer can put in the chicken, and manufacture for sewers coffin a sewing machine.
of the dead carried to the place of burial in a coffin, made in the shape of fish. According to the ritual of the funeral, the coffin sprinkled with the blood of goats. The funeral is the largest event in Ghana, they invited all the distant relatives of the deceased, all who knew him, and even those who have never seen him.
Also, the tomb may symbolize some characteristic feature of a person or a bad habit and being in the shape of beer bottles or cigarettes. The body of the one who dreamed of buying a luxury car, or on his own plane, relatives placed in a wooden copy of his "dream."
Often the coffin is so unusual shape, which put to the body of the deceased in the usual way is problematic. But Ghanaians are not worried about it and place of the deceased as it is necessary. The main thing is that his soul rejoiced specific identity final resting place of the body, and the shelter itself was held in the doorway. For this purpose, some parts of the coffin, for example aircraft wings, may be easily removed and attached again.
Manufacture of coffins takes a lot of time. Ghanaians due to superstition and religiosity are not bought a coffin in vivo. Therefore, the situation where the deceased's body is in the morgue a few weeks, it is considered normal. Due to the complexity of the production of the average cost of a coffin figure is 500-600 dollars.
For many Ghanaians is the amount of annual income. State authorities are already concerned about the fact that, despite the benefits of several service providers from costly funeral, the country's population is deprived of huge sums of money.
Fashion on the original coffins had already spread beyond the African state. Curly coffins began to order some residents of England. Ghanaian coffins buy and European collectors.