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Tana toraja, south sulawesi, indonesia

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Toraja houses, Tana Toraja, Sulawi, Indonesia

Toraja houses, Tana Toraja, Sulawi, Indonesia

tana toraja indonesia -Tumbas

tana toraja indonesia -Tumbas

Displays of death are part of life in Sulawesi’s Tana Toraja, where even the majority Christian population practices animism and believes that ancestors continue to influence the living long  after they’re gone.

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Displays of death are part of life in Sulawesi’s Tana Toraja, where even the majority Christian population practices animism and believes that ancestors continue to influence the living long after they’re gone.

According to the animist Toraja belief Aluk To Dolo ("the way of the ancestors") the deceased rides into puya, the "life hereafter" on the back of a water buffalo slaughtered at the funeral ceremony. Babies are too young to ride an animal, so when an infant dies before teething the body is brought to the forest and buried in a Liang Pia, a grave in the Tarra tree. This tree has white sap, representative of mother's milk. A hole is carved into the trunk and the baby is placed inside standing…

According to the animist Toraja belief Aluk To Dolo ("the way of the ancestors") the deceased rides into puya, the "life hereafter" on the back of a water buffalo slaughtered at the funeral ceremony. Babies are too young to ride an animal, so when an infant dies before teething the body is brought to the forest and buried in a Liang Pia, a grave in the Tarra tree. This tree has white sap, representative of mother's milk. A hole is carved into the trunk and the baby is placed inside standing…

rambu solo #ceremonies #toraja

rambu solo #ceremonies #toraja

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.

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.

Tongkonan, Tana Toraja

Tongkonan, Tana Toraja

Kambira, baby grave tree in Toraja, South Sulawesi

Kambira, baby grave tree in Toraja, South Sulawesi

Toraja crafts #Indonesia #batik

Toraja crafts #Indonesia #batik

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.

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