Party With Corpses (Extreme Indonesian Custom)

Party With Corpses (Extreme Indonesian Custom)

#Toraja traditional house. Tana Toraja, South #Sulawesi. #Indonesia

#Toraja traditional house. Tana Toraja, South #Sulawesi. #Indonesia

A family member cleans a mummy before giving it new clothes in a ritual in the Toraja district of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Province. (Yusuf Ahmad/Reuters)

A family member cleans a mummy before giving it new clothes in a ritual in the Toraja district of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Province. (Yusuf Ahmad/Reuters)

Life and Death in Tana Toraja, Indonesia

Life and Death in Tana Toraja, Indonesia

Torajan rites of the dead are one of the most elaborate funeral ceremonies in the world. They involve creating a Tau Tau effigy of the deceased, which is placed above the burial site, and a sacrificial feast that lasts for days.

Torajan rites of the dead are one of the most elaborate funeral ceremonies in the world. They involve creating a Tau Tau effigy of the deceased, which is placed above the burial site, and a sacrificial feast that lasts for days.

https://flic.kr/p/7CTrsb | Tana Toraja 12

https://flic.kr/p/7CTrsb | Tana Toraja 12

Toraja death practices

The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses: Burial Rituals of the Toraja

Toraja death practices

https://flic.kr/p/v1AV9C | Lemo - Stone Graves | Batu Lemo, Tana Toraja Place of burial or funeral bodies shaped holes in the wall rock and Tau tau (effigies of the deceased) ....

https://flic.kr/p/v1AV9C | Lemo - Stone Graves | Batu Lemo, Tana Toraja Place of burial or funeral bodies shaped holes in the wall rock and Tau tau (effigies of the deceased) ....

https://flic.kr/p/v1AV9C | Lemo - Stone Graves | Batu Lemo, Tana Toraja Place of burial or funeral bodies shaped holes in the wall rock and Tau tau (effigies of the deceased) ....

https://flic.kr/p/v1AV9C | Lemo - Stone Graves | Batu Lemo, Tana Toraja Place of burial or funeral bodies shaped holes in the wall rock and Tau tau (effigies of the deceased) ....

https://flic.kr/p/bBR36F | Tana Toraja, Lemo, tau taus | Tana Toraja, Lemo, tau taus  The Toraja are an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Their population is approximately 1,100,000, of whom 450,000 live in the regency of Tana Toraja ("Land of Toraja"). Most of the population is Christian, and others are Muslim or have local animist beliefs known as aluk ("the way").  Torajans are renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, buri...

https://flic.kr/p/bBR36F | Tana Toraja, Lemo, tau taus | Tana Toraja, Lemo, tau taus The Toraja are an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Their population is approximately 1,100,000, of whom 450,000 live in the regency of Tana Toraja ("Land of Toraja"). Most of the population is Christian, and others are Muslim or have local animist beliefs known as aluk ("the way"). Torajans are renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, buri...

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