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to our love, send a coffin of wood

From eagles and robots to wrenches and cruise ships, the artisans of Ghana's Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop ensure decedents will be ushered to the afterlife in meticulously detailed coffins designed to fit the dearly departed's lifestyle, in accordance with Ga-Adangme traditions. [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Apr 29, 2015 - 14 comments

Fairy coffins, or murder victims remembered?

The mystery of the tiny coffins of Edinburgh, Scotland, found in 1836. Still of unknown origins, the meaning behind these tiny coffins could have various answers. Were they to honor the victims of Burke and Hare? Perhaps instead, some answer to a sailors superstition? Maybe they had an obscure meaning regarding the superstitions of 19th century Scotland. Whatever the case, it's open to speculation.
posted by annieb on Feb 8, 2014 - 36 comments

We're all death's customers eventually.

With all of the economic strife in the world, the funeral industry is still going strong. There is a niche for all budgets these days, including the availability of coffins at Costco. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Apr 20, 2009 - 55 comments

Great Coffins

Sex sells everything, even in the afterlife. [NSFW] Be sure to check out the high quality "Fashion Line" coffins from this Italian company, featuring scantily clad models on caskets. Don't miss April in the 2005 Calendar, which is disturbing for oh so many reasons.
posted by MattS on Apr 27, 2005 - 34 comments

Six Feet Under

Want to get buried in a fish, an airplane, or car? A visit with Ghana's fantasy coffin manufacturers just might help you achieve your dreams for death. Check out the pictures.
posted by drezdn on Jan 29, 2005 - 11 comments

The truth is out there

The truth that MeFites don't want you to know. As a follow-up to this post on "the Coffins GWB doesn't want you to see," it is revealed that many of the photographs that ran rampant over the Internet and wire services weren't of fallen American soldiers, but were of the crew of the Columbia.
posted by swerdloff on Apr 23, 2004 - 109 comments


The coffins that George Bush doesn't want you to see. The Memory Hole filed a Freedom of Information Act request for photographs of American servicemen and women who died in Iraq. After an initial refusal, the request was granted. Over a hundred US troops have been killed in action in the last month alone.
posted by digaman on Apr 21, 2004 - 101 comments

Dead and gone.

Dying for your country no longer warrants a picture in the paper. Ban on pictures of the coffins of soliders killed in Iraq.
posted by spazzm on Oct 23, 2003 - 12 comments

Prop me up

Prop me up beside a jukebox is one option. Some think you'd be better off in a pinebox, there's always an Eternal reef. But now, there's an ecofriendly way to spend eternity, or at least a short time.
posted by SuzySmith on Oct 24, 2002 - 11 comments

Would you like some cheesecake with that coffin?

Would you like some cheesecake with that coffin? An Italian coffin maker and funeral home is using sex to sell... coffins!? Can this be for real? Advertising at its finest. Cheesecake is here (scroll down to "Cofani funebri e fascino" and click the links below) and here (a calendar? what the?).
posted by internal on Sep 18, 2002 - 26 comments

African fantasy coffins

African fantasy coffins are produced by the Ga and other tribes of the Ghana coast to confer the status of travel and luxury goods upon the deceased. The coffins themselves are incredibly detailed works of art that range from miniature Mercedes automobiles and cellphones to giant fish and Coke cans. What would you like to be buried in?
posted by MrBaliHai on Dec 29, 2001 - 13 comments

KISS Kasket

KISS Kasket
"This is the ultimate KISS collectible, " said Gene Simmons. "I love livin', but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good."
posted by riley370 on Jun 18, 2001 - 4 comments

Order your creepy furniture today!

Order your creepy furniture today! Halloween is just around the corner.
posted by Sal Amander on Oct 5, 2000 - 1 comment

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