Tongjkonan traditional houses Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja’s bizarre funeral rituals

  The region of Tana Toraja,  in South Sulawesi (Indonesia) offers complex and elaborated funeral rituals and burial sites. Their cult of the dead is one of the most peculiar and mysterious relation between life and death  and  is definately unique.Their practices include: treating the deceased as if they were alive, keeping their corpses at home for as long as 20 years and animal sacrifices. In Tana Toraja, death is such an important event , that their lives revolves around it. Read more

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