Toraja, Sulawesi: Traditional Disposal of the dead, Bunte Pune

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Tamás Borbély on September 4, 2008

Perfect view, really spectacular and especial photo Ian ! My best regards, Tamás

Ian Stehbens on September 5, 2008

Thank you, Tamás.

The architecture of the homes is used in the design of the coffins. The coffins are not buried, simply left to decay where they are placed. The two apparent houses in the background are actually burial houses for the deceased of high status.


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Photo taken in Kelurahan Ba'tan, Kesu, North Toraja Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

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