mourning clothing and related artifacts
Indonesia ~ Sulawesi | A "Lola-Lola" bracelet from the Toraja people | Worn only by high ranking woman at ritual ceremonies or at funerals | Wood or wax center that is coated in silver and gold. At the tips of each 'spike' are semi precious stones and glass decorations | ca. 19th century to early 20th century | Est. 5,000 - 6,000€
Thailand’s funerals represent a belief in the rebirth of the deceased. It is during the funeral that the person leaves the present life to enter into a new one. As a result Thai burial customs, which primarily include cremation are elaborate arrangements carried out in strict accordance to Buddhist rituals and can last from seven days to one year.