Tree of Life Textile, Indonesia

Ceremonial Hanging (Porilonjong) [Rongkong Toraja people, South Sulawesi, Indonesia] (1990.335.19)

Ceremonial Hanging (Porilonjong)

Ceremonial Hanging (Porilonjong) - Rongkong Toraja people - Sulawesi Island, Indonesia - probably century - Metropolitan Museum

25 Best Indonesia Tourism Objects for Your Itinerary: Kete Kesu Village, Sulawesi

Ikat from Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Pusaka Collection of Indonesian Ikat * Textile Sulawesi, Toraja, Indonesia, Warp ikat

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.

Toraja (South Sulawesi Indonesia)

Toraja portrait - Lemo, Sulawesi Selatan Indonesia by Bertrand Devimeux

Toraja (South Sulawesi Indonesia)

Toraja portrait - Lemo, Sulawesi Selatan Indonesia by Bertrand Devimeux

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

If you thought that zombies were only a figment of the imagination of storytellers, well, prepare to have your mind blown. If the rituals of the villagers of Toraja, Indonesia, are to be believed, almost every person who dies can turn into a zombie. Apparently, certain people of the village had and still have the ability to make dead people walk. And I don’t mean that metaphorically.

The Creepy Walking Dead of Tana Toraja By Sumitra on March 2012 Category: Pics, Travel If you thought that zombies were only a figment.

Ceremonial House with Buffalo Heads, Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Ceremonial House with Buffalo Heads, Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Lemo, a burial sites with holes carved to fit coffins and balconies for the “tau tau” – life-size wooden effigies representing the deceased, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

toraja woodcarvings

Carved patterns on huts in Tana Toraja (Toraja Land), Indonesia.

The Strangest Real-Life Graves in the World

The Strangest Real-Life Graves in the World

The smallest of the Toraja burial grounds are the “Baby Trees” where the tribe’s young are placed. If a child dies before he has started teething, its mother.

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