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Zombie chic: Indonesian Toraja villagers’ bizarre annual ritual of digging up its dead to give them a wash, groom and dress them in new clothes


The Toraja people of Indonesia practice a truly singular ritual of exhuming the corpses of their fellow villagers. Ritual is called Ma’nene, or The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses, and takes place in Toraja in South Sulawesi. But it doesn’t end there: The corpse is draped in special garments and paraded around the village. Even the…