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The dead lives in our heart and mind. But, the Indonesian people believe that the deceased continue to walk the earth in a factual, zombie-like fashion. Families in Toraja, South Sulawesi, bury the dead bodies of their relatives before cleaning, washing, and dressing them in a very attractive manner according to their tradition.
Even the infants are dug up, the body of the infants are swaddled in a printed dress, and a doll is laid next to it.
The damaged casket is fixed or recovered, and the dead bodies are then walked around the area by a straight path.
The custom is called Ma'nene, or the ceremony of cleaning deceased.
According to the ancient Torajan conviction system, the spirit of the deceased must return to his village of motive.
In the previous time, people are afraid to travel so far, in case they drown while they were away and were incapable to come to their village.