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Faces of Toraja

  • Ritual: In their traditional costumes, men and women of Toraja wait to welcome tourists in Suloara’ village. JP/ PJ Leo

    Ritual: In their traditional costumes, men and women of Toraja wait to welcome tourists in Suloara’ village. JP/ PJ Leo

  • Home music: Pelipus Randan plays a traditional karombi instrument made out of bamboo and played by pulling a thread placed on its tip. JP/ PJ Leo

    Home music: Pelipus Randan plays a traditional karombi instrument made out of bamboo and played by pulling a thread placed on its tip. JP/ PJ Leo

  • Opening up: A Torajan woman poses from inside a Tongkonan traditional house in Suloara’ village. JP/ PJ Leo

    Opening up: A Torajan woman poses from inside a Tongkonan traditional house in Suloara’ village. JP/ PJ Leo

  • Up close: Old and young people gather together in a village in Toraja. JP/ PJ Leo

    Up close: Old and young people gather together in a village in Toraja. JP/ PJ Leo

  • Morning trip: An old woman, Pa’ku, carries food for her livestock in Lando Rundun village, Sesean Uluara district in North Toraja. JP/ PJ Leo

    Morning trip: An old woman, Pa’ku, carries food for her livestock in Lando Rundun village, Sesean Uluara district in North Toraja. JP/ PJ Leo

  • Work in progress: A teenager creates Toraja’s renowned woven fabric in Sa’dan and To’Barana in Sa’dan and Malimbong villages in North Toraja. JP/ PJ Leo

    Work in progress: A teenager creates Toraja’s renowned woven fabric in Sa’dan and To’Barana in Sa’dan and Malimbong villages in North Toraja. JP/ PJ Leo

  • Colorful: Women of Toraja showcase their traditional costume when welcoming guests. JP/ PJ Leo

    Colorful: Women of Toraja showcase their traditional costume when welcoming guests. JP/ PJ Leo

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