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Paa Joe

Artist

Symbols amongst the Ga, like in many other traditions of the regions that make up Ghana, often have historical meaning and significance.

Tied to individuals, clans, and important events; they are used in different forms of signifying and communication.

In this exhibition, master coffin maker Paa Joe exhibits fantasy coffins that here depict the many animals of the sea

Often used for the burials of fishermen, all-important in the coastal city’s histories, which are also exhibited in museums and galleries across the world for their aesthetic depth.