LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — A Pleasanton woman will mark her 50th birthday with a macabre gift in the form of a fantasy coffin.
Lisa Barton’s brothers Steve and John commissioned famous Ghanaian artist Paa Joe to create a coffin in the shape of a TAB soda can for their sister’s birthday celebration.
Macabre gifts seem to be a tradition for the family, who have given a tombstone, urn, and funeral bouquet for significant birthdays.
The coffin will be revealed in Livermore on August 23rd.
Fantasy coffins are a tribal tradition in coastal Ghana, where funerals are a time of mourning and celebration of the way loved ones lived.