People from Toraja respect the dead a lot more than anyone else.
They hold festivals, funeral ceremonies, made lots of food, and even create effigies as a representation of the one who passed away.
These effigies are called “Tau-tau”, which means human replicas in the Torajan language. Tau-tau was made from wood or bamboo depending on what their social status was. If they had a low social status, their Tau-tau was made from bamboo, a middle-class social status, made from Sandalwood or Randu wood, and for those who came from royalty was made from a Jackfruit tree.
Tau-tau is also known as the guardian of the tomb together with the protector of the living.
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