Living with corpses: how Indonesia’s Toraja people deal with their dead

Published: 13/10/2017
Living with corpses: how Indonesia’s Toraja people deal with their dead
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

Talking, or even thinking about the subject may be considered taboo for many of us, but for the Toraja, death is a lifelong preoccupation. Warning: This story contains graphic images. An ethnic group indige­nous to the mountainous Pangala region of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi, about 800km northeast of Bali, the Toraja are nominally Christian – mostly protes­tant, but also Cathol

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