People often try to buy good coffins for their beloved ones when they die. However, these coffins are different in shapes and colors based on belief as well as tradition of each area like Coke bottles, Nokia phones, Shoes or Airplanes.


Different types of coffins in Ghana

The Ga people in coastal Ghana consider funerals are a time of celebration because of believing that when their beloved ones die, they move to another life. Therefore, these deaths are honored with brightly colored and differently shaped coffins like Coke bottles, Nokia phones, Shoes and Airplanes.

The coffins are designed to represent an aspect of the dead person’s life such as a car if they were a driver, a fish if their livelihood was the sea and etc

Nokia phone, fish and lion are among objects used to design coffins


The Kiss Kasket

The Kiss Kasket, which is waterproof and decorated with the logo as well as pictures of the band members, represented a KISS good buy to its die hard fans. It went on sale from 2001 to 2006.

It isn’t now available from Kiss\’ website


Vic Fearn\’s Coffins

The UK\’s Vic Fearn and Company has designed various kinds of weird coffins such as beer-style coffins for keen drinkers or hot dog coffins completed with replica onions and mustard for fastfood’s fans.

A music lover would be buried in a guitar or violin


The Tree of Death

Two Italian designers, who hope to remove the taboo from the burial process and give it a new conception, have designed an egg-shaped container made of bio-plastic and called “Capsula Mundi”.

The Capsula Mundi has made appearance as a design piece in exhibitions around Europe


Other weirdest coffins worldwide

A car-shaped coffin

The coffin looks like a drinking can

This mermaid is sleeping on the coffin’s surface

This coffin shapes a chicken

Whether this coffin looks like a soy bean?

This “green monster” seems to be inappropriate to the mourning atmosphere



Related links:

Egyptian Coffins And Sarcophagus

Mummy Coffins of Ancient Egypt

The Nail In Wallstreets Coffin

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