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My last post showed the elaborate funeral ceremony of the Torajans. Another intersting aspect of Torajan culture are the final resting places. The dead are placed in chiseled coffin slots in rocks or cliffs, which you can clearly see here.
Wooden effigies (Tau-tau) are placed on balconies to guard the spirit of the dead body.

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Additional Photos by Elaine springford (everlasting) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 66 N: 1986] (14361)
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