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Toraja Architecture, photograph by Charuhas. The Toraja are an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Toraja's Elaborate Funeral Ceremonies - click though to the article to find out about the customs involved.

Wonderful Indonesia - Tana Toraja: Land of Heavenly Kings - Sulawesi

Tana Toraja, Indonesia

Tana Toraja 'Life revolves around death in this countryside of rice terraces, boat-shaped roofs and doe-eyed buffalo. Tana Torajan funeral ceremonies last days, and involve countless animal sacrifices for the upper classes.

´Tau-tau´ cliff. Traditional cemetery of Lemo. Tana Toraja

the small square holes are for the coffins, and Tau-Tau above are symbolization of the deceased. Traditional cemetery of Lemo.

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Tana Toraja, Marante village, traditional Torajan house known as tongkonan with intricate hand-carved and painted wooden wall panels and a dragon figure above a water buffalo head replica. Water buffaloes are sacrificed at funeral ceremonies.

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Tana Toraja, Marante village, traditional house known as tongkonan with intricate hand-carved and painted wooden wall panels and a dragon figure above a water buffalo head replica. Water buffaloes are sacrificed at funeral ceremonies.

Of the many burial sites in Tana Toraja, none is as poignant as the baby graves in the village of Kambira, where infants are entombed in the trunks of Tarra trees.

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13 / 38 Next SULAWESI Of the many burial sites in Tana Toraja, none is as poignant as the baby graves in the village of Kambira, where infants are entombed in the trunks of Tarra trees.


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