WEIRD! See How Villagers Dug Up Dead Relatives and Give them Makeovers in Ancient Ritual (Photos)

According to a shocking report by Dailymail, the villagers exhume their dead, who they wash and dress in fresh clothes and then pose for family photographs in a festival known as Ma’nene.

It was gathered that the ritual, which translates as ‘The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses,’ has been going for more than a century, and is regarded as one of the most important events in the lives of the Torajan people, an ethnic group indigenous to the mountainous region of Tana Toraja, is the funeral.weird-see-how-villagers-dug-up-dead-relatives-and-give-them-makeovers-in-ancient-ritual-photos-2

Another important element of the Ma’nene festival is replacing and repairing the coffins to stop bodies from decomposing. They are dug up every three years, admired by loved ones and dressed in different clothing.

The Torajan people live high in the mountains of Sulawesi in Indonesia. In the Torajan belief system, death is not a final step, but just one step in an ongoing spiritual life.weird-see-how-villagers-dug-up-dead-relatives-and-give-them-makeovers-in-ancient-ritual-photos-4

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