Everyone I know goes away, in the end.
—Johnny Cash (via infaredangel)
Families in Toraja in South Sulawesi dig up the bodies of their dead relatives before washing, grooming and dressing them in fancy new clothes. Damaged coffins are fixed or replaced, and the mummies are then walked around the village by following a path of straight lines. The ritual is called MaiNene, or The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses, and takes place every August. According to the ancient Torajan belief system, the spirit of a dead person must return to his village of origin.
All photos credit: Slijori Images/Barcroft India