Ma'nene in Toraja
Family members add a new layer of fabric to wrap the remains of a relative in Barrupu. In this district of Toraja, the body is not buried but placed in a hole carved into a cliff.
Ma'nene is a tradition that takes place in August after harvest where the bodies of the dead loved ones are exhumed to be cleaned, groomed and dressed. For most, it's a bittersweet moment, a chance to reunite and physically see and touch and reconnect with loved ones who had passed on.