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Balle’ graveyard (Panggala, Rindigallo). The family is taking care of their deceased relatives during the ritual of Ma'Nene. The Church puts a lot of effort into driving out the extraordinary spiritual belief, yet without any visible success. However, the ancestral cult is deeply anchored in the culture of the Torajans. These days the dead will be taken out from their coffins to get a new fancy outfit and a decent bone polish. Ma’Nene – care of the ancestors – is probably one of the most bizarre rituals that endure modern times. But the truth is, that for the families behind the disturbing images, Ma’Nene is a simply a sign of love.
- Claudio Sieber - www.claudiosieberphotography.com
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Asia Southeast Asia Indonesia South Sulawesi Sulawesi Tana Toraja Toraja Culture Tradition Cult Customs worship offering homage honor Death Dead Deceased Manene Ritual Rites Ethnicity special weird Exraordinary Transition Soul Spirit Spirit belief Animism Aluk To Dolo Ancestor Family Family Business Family Affair Grave graveyard tomb dead body skull cleaning bone cleaning polish bone polish Panggala
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