Rantepao, Tana Toraja, Indonesia
Lemo Tana Toraja Reviews
Grave in Lemo Nov 12, 2011
Lemo is a Village located in the valley. About 12 kilometers south of Rantepao or six kilometers north Makale. Lemo,Tana Toraja are Places of burial or funeral, body shaped holes are made in the Cliff wall. This place is the result of human creations exceptional inToraja. These Burial abodes have existed since the 16th century, made by way of sculpting. Lemo is a grave made in the rock. This hill is called Lemo because its shape resembles a round citrus fruit (lemon).
There are 75 holes in the wall rock, each hole is a family cemetery with size 3 X 5 M. Some of them have statues lined the so-called tau-tau. The statues are a symbol of social standing, status, and their role as the lifetime of the local nobility.
This place is often referred to as the home of the spirits. In the cemetery you can see the corpses Lemo stored in the open air, amid the steep rocks. This Cemetery is a combination of death, art and ritual. The Ceremony (Ma Nene) is held at certain times to replace the clothes of the Bodies.
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