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14.09.2018 Beauty & Fashion

How Different Cultures Showed Up In Different Funeral Styles

By Kwasy Danyels - pulse.com.gh
How Different Cultures Showed Up In Different Funeral Styles
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Kofi Annan died on August 18 aged 80 at his home in Switzerland after a short illness.

Is there such a thing as funeral style? Indeed there is, as the fashionable art of mourning was explored at the burial of the late former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, whose final funeral rite is ongoing at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC).

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Kofi Annan
The widely known mourning fashion here in Ghana; the Kaba and Slit( women) and Jumper shirt or wrapped clothes (men) reveals dark-colored, full-length dresses and cloth wrap and such fabrics with local names like 'Owuo Atwedie', 'Abusua Do Funu' and 'Ade Ato Mani'.

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Well, with the demise of such an international icon, we were certain we were going to see distinct and unique funeral styles because of the presence of people of diverse cultural background and nationality.

Pulse.comgh brings you the unique styles we saw at Kofi Annan's funeral.

Beautifully donned in Jalabia and a red heart. Isn't diversity a beautiful thing

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Hannah Tetteh did it the conventional way; Kaba and slit.

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Hannah Tetteh
Our rich culture and heritage beautifully being represented through our outfit and chieftaincy.

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Security Officials cladded in their various uniforms as a sign of respect to the late Kofi Annan

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How different cultures showed up in different funeral styles

Who says you can't mourn in full length gowns? Well, this beautifully lady spiced her look with elegance.

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How different cultures showed up in different funeral styles

Some other dignitaries came through in suit and tie.

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How different cultures showed up in different funeral styles

Some sympatizers and loved ones of the late Kofi Annan skidded of the usual funeral color choice; black. They opted for a voilet color.

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How different cultures showed up in different funeral styles

Rich display of Nigerian culture through style.

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How different cultures showed up in different funeral styles

Kennedy Agyapong in funeral kaftan style.

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