the following images are part of this blog post.
panorama: pamona indah permai, the only actual restaurant in tentena, is a mix between a restaurant, shop and garage.
the coffins are taken from the house to a place overlooking the sacrifice site (torajan funeral ceremony)
double funeral: father and cousin died within one year, so the family decided to do a joint funeral.
the buffalo is about to be sacrificed. the crowd gathers around, even the locals prepare to take pictures. (torajan funeral ceremony)
flat tire on ucu’s bike. this was an unsuccessful attempt at closing the hole by melting the rubber under pressure.
tongkonan (traditional torajan) rice storage buildings. the more rice fields you own, the more of them you have, the richer your family is.
babies under 3 months of age are buried in a holy tree to give them back to nature. (baby grave tree)
several of the older graves are almost completely closed into the tree. (baby grave tree in kambira, tana toraja, sulawesi)
pa’piong – water buffalo meat, vegetables and coconut, cooked in bamboo. a torajan specialty worth trying!
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