Zoom: Paa Joe in his old palanquin made around 1976 for a chief in Nungua (2013)
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Paa Joe in his old palanquin made around 1976 for a chief in Nungua (2013)
Paa Joe and his son Jacob with Regula Tschumi's new edition of "The buried treasures of the Ga" 2014
Paa Joe in his new workshop in Pobiman 2013
Paa Joe with his assistants in his former workshop in Nungua 2005
Paa Joe with his chief sandal for the Kunstmuseum Bern
A crab coffin for the Kunstmuseum Bern

Paa Joe in his old palanquin made around 1976 for a chief in Nungua (2013)

Zoom: Paa Joe in his old palanquin made around 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 and since 2007 in Pobiman, in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. In 1989, he participated with his figural coffins in “Les Magiciens de la terre” in the Centre Pompidou in Paris. But his coffins were also exhibited in many other museums all over the world.
Regula Tschumi studied and documented Paa Joe’s art and carpentry work during her field research in Ghana and she published several texts about the artist and his work. In 2006, she showed seven of Paa Joe’s figurative coffins in the exhibition »Six Feet Under« in the Kunstmuseum in Bern.

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