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Farwell gifts - After the cleaning ritual of Ma'Nene, relatives honor their deceased grandfather Ne Todeng who died in 2009 by giving him back his favourite glasses and leather purse. It’s customary for the Torajans to put gifts in the coffin, such as a bracelet or a watch. Others might even bury a diamond with their loved ones. Hence, grave robbery often occurs, and some Torajans keep it as a secret what they will give along. He has been buried in his favourite shirt together with his favourite belongings. With the bodies having been dutifully cleaned, they are carefully returned to the mausoleum.
- Claudio Sieber
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