Ma'nene in Toraja
Merlin Karaeng (26) cries at the sight of her mother's coffin, Martha Limbong, who died in 2015 at age 72. Merlin misses her mother and she is happy to see her
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.