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"Famadihana" : funerary tradition known as the turning of the bones ( Madagascar)

"Famadihana" is a funerary tradition practiced by the Betsileo ethnic group in central Madagascar. On this occasion, people dig out the dead bodies of their ancestors from the family grave and rewrap them in new white cloth, then dance with the corpses around the tomb, before burying them again. On this photo, people are seen dancing around the entrance of the family grave before the corpses are dug out from the tomb.

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Franck METOIS / Alamy

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4256 x 2832pixels

Print Size
14 x 9inches / 36 x 24cm

Date Created: 09 Jul 2016

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