"SIGUNTU's Grandma" Top 5 Page for this destination Rantepao Things to Do Tip by RoyJava

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by RoyJava

Like the Balinese, the Torajans generally have 2 funerals, one immediately after a death and the elaborate second funeral after some time to make the preparations and raise the necessary cash.

At Siguntu we had the good fortune to see "Grandma"; a prepared TAU-TAU adorned for the ritual, wrapped in the best woven fabric, and several days afterwards covered with special cloth and prepared sitting down in a chair in a smaller Tongkonan pointing West. A few days later and we could have watched the ceremony ... unfortunatedly our Tanah Toraja trip was too short ...

Address: Siguntu, Tanah Toraja - Sulawesi
Directions: About 6 km. from Rantepao near Singki
Website: http://%bhttp://www.virtualtourist.com/m/7c3af/12722d/6/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 27, 2005
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