My friend Anthony introduced me to FAVs. In Ghana there is a tradition of celebrating the life of the recently departed by seeing off the dead in a 'Fantastic Afterlife Vehicle,' a FAV. The coffin is representative of the life led by its occupant such as an object in the form of ones occupation or possibly ones interests. All in all they are a celebration of the virtues and the life force of the person's existence. What a beautiful way to be remembered.

The above coffin belongs to the artist Emanuel Okine who was a master teacher of movie poster painting. The coffin was sculpted by Nii Anum and painted by D.A. Jasper one of Okine's students. The image is from the book: Extreme Canvas: Movie Poster Paintings from Ghana by Ernie Wolfe III

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