Conversations with the dead | The burial rituals of the island of Sulawesi

Conversations with the dead | The burial rituals of the island of Sulawesi → Residents of the Tana Toraja region in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living. 


Residents of the Tana Toraja region on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living.


It is very hard to believe that people are doing like this but despite the fact that the main religion of Tana Toraja is Christianity, it is customary to mummify the dead here and place them in sarcophagi a few years after death.



Residents of the Tana Toraja region on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living.

Residents of the Tana Toraja region on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living.

Residents of the Tana Toraja region on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living.

Residents of the Tana Toraja region on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living.

Residents of the Tana Toraja region on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living.

Residents of the Tana Toraja region on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living.

Residents of the Tana Toraja region on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living.

Residents of the Tana Toraja region on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living.

Residents of the Tana Toraja region on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living.

Residents of the Tana Toraja region on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi regularly visit their deceased relatives to talk about family matters and tell news from the world of the living.



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