For the Torajan people of Indonesia, death is part of a spiritual journey: families keep the mummified remains of their deceased relatives in their homes for years – and traditionally invite them to join for lunch on a daily basis – before they are eventually buried. Even then, they are regularly exhumed to be cleaned and cared for.
|Todeng died in 2009. A young relative of his, Sam, lights him a cigarette and changes his glasses.
Photograph: Claudio Sieber