Reunion After Death
16 images Created 11 Oct 2017
Ma'nene or cleaning of the corpse is a tradition that takes place in Toraja, Indonesia in the month of August after harvest. During this ritual, the bodies of the dead family members are exhumed to be cleaned, groomed, and dressed. Although most Torajans today are Christian, this practice is rooted in animism from over a hundred years ago is still practiced today as an opportunity for the living to reunite, to touch and see, to help overcome grief, and to reconnect with loved ones who had passed on.