Javanese Woman ~ ca 1899

Javanese Woman ~ ca 1899

Minangkabau people

Minangkabau people

1885 Indonesia » Javanese Dance

1885 Indonesia » Javanese Dance

A Trace From The Past

A Trace From The Past

Tukang Becak

Tukang Becak

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The Batak Man and His Tat

The Batak Man and His Tat

Visit Java. Only 36 hours from Singapore

Visit Java. Only 36 hours from Singapore

Because the funeral arrangements are so expensive, a body is sometimes placed in a temporary coffin.  During this time, the family accumulates the necessary funds to pay for a proper funeral. Once the funds are raised, so is the dead.  The Toraja genuinely believe that the dead are able to walk themselves to their new burial site. What we are seeing depicted in the picture is that the somewhat mummified corpse is removed from its temporary coffin and transported upright to the permanent…

Because the funeral arrangements are so expensive, a body is sometimes placed in a temporary coffin. During this time, the family accumulates the necessary funds to pay for a proper funeral. Once the funds are raised, so is the dead. The Toraja genuinely believe that the dead are able to walk themselves to their new burial site. What we are seeing depicted in the picture is that the somewhat mummified corpse is removed from its temporary coffin and transported upright to the permanent…

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