Ma'nene in Toraja
A family member places money in her dead relative's hands. Leaving money with the dead is a sign of respect and gratitude.
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.