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Torajan funeral in Sulawesi island (18 images)

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Torajan culture – the funeral.
The Torajans believe that when people die, they remain with us and look after those left behind. In order to properly do so, they need a proper funeral, and a proper funeral involves sacrificing a buffalo so that it can escort the deceased Torajan back to heaven.Once they are buried they move them from the house to the place they call ‘the house with no smoke’, which is essentially a graveyard that’s part of the village. So, in a...
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