Zoom: Paa Joe in an old palanquin he made in 1976 for a chief in Nungua (2013)
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Paa Joe in an old palanquin he made in 1976 for a chief in Nungua (2013)
Paa Joe and his son Jacob studying the second edition of Regula Tschumi's book "The buried treasures of the Ga" with Paa Joe's lion on the cover (2014)
Paa Joe working on a car coffin for an exhibition (2013)
Paa Joe with his assistants in his former workshop in Nungua 2005
A chief sandal for the Kunstmuseum Berne (2006)
A crab-shaped coffin for the Kunstmuseum Berne (2006)

Paa Joe in an old palanquin he made in 1976 for a chief in Nungua (2013)

Zoom: Paa Joe in an old palanquin he made in 1976 for a chief in Nungua (2013)
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The artist and coffin maker Paa Joe (*1947) has worked since 1976 in his own carpentry shop in Nungua. Since 2007 he collaborates with his son Jacob in a new studio in Pobiman, in the Greater Accra Region. In the last years Paa Joe's coffins have been exhibited in many museums all over the world.
Regula Tschumi studied and documented Paa Joe’s art and carpentry work in Ghana. She published several texts and photographs about this artist, and in 2006 she ordered seven of Paa Joe’s figurative coffins for the exhibition »Six Feet Under« in the Kunstmuseum Berne.

For the documentary film «Paa Joe & The Lion» by Benjamin Wigley and Anna Banana see Facebook