These hand sculpted wooden boxes are made on request. They have appeared in National Geographic - the world famous decorated or fantasy chests from Ghana.
In traditional Ga culture you are buried in a coffin that reflects how you earned your living and lived your life. Samuel, the creator of these clever and witty pieces first worked as an apprentice coffin maker and then, in order to pay off his tuition fees, worked many years on a low salary. eShopAfrica gave him some sample orders which he made in his spare time. He consistently delivered high quality work and now has his own business based on orders from eShopAfrica.
Traditionally these chests are the size of a full coffin or a half-length coffin (see the bottom of the page for detailed specifications). However, Samuel is able to scale down his work and is now producing table-top versions of some chests. He is also developing new lines - see his computer mouse below which is the first in his range of IT equipment and the football that is the first in his sporting range.
Samuel can make just about anything - below is just a sample of his creativity. He can work from a photo or a model - order your own according to your hobby or interest.
Smaller chests take about one month to make and full and half sized ones can take up to three months. The inside of the chest is painted in a matching colour. The storage size inside the chest varies according to the style chosen. These are primarily decorative items - not storage containers.
"Why is it pointless?"
What on earth would you put in them?
"Why is it cool?"
How fantastic, this guy will make a wooden copy of anything you want. From a bottle of beer to a 747.
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