Cultural of Toraja

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

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

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

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

Rice fields on Toraja from Cultural Travel in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Rice fields on Toraja from Cultural Travel in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Sulawesi, Kete Kesu Village, Indonesia

Sulawesi, Kete Kesu Village, Indonesia

Ceremonial House with Buffalo Heads, Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Ceremonial House with Buffalo Heads, Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

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 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.

Cliff graves in Tana Toraja

Cliff graves in Tana Toraja

Best kept graves – In Toraja culture, the higher your grave,  the closer you are to the gods in Puya. Photo by Teguh Wicaksono.

Best kept graves – In Toraja culture, the higher your grave, the closer you are to the gods in Puya. Photo by Teguh Wicaksono.

Tana Toraja, Indonesia

Tana Toraja, Indonesia

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