Cleaning the dead: the afterlife rituals of the Torajan people


• WARNING: this gallery contains graphic images of dead bodies

For the Torajan people of Indonesia, death is part of a spiritual journey: families keep the mummified remains of their deceased relatives in their homes for years – and traditionally invite them to join for lunch on a daily basis – before they are eventually buried. Even then, they are regularly exhumed to be cleaned and cared for

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October 12th, 2017 by