Abigael Randa (37) and her mother, Lince Bunga, who died in 2015 at age 58. This is the first time Lince's body was taken out since her death. It is customary not to visibly cry during Ma'nene and Abigael went to the back to shed tears.
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.