Tiwah Ritual

Categories: Art and Culture, Central Kalimantan

Tiwah ritual is the traditional procession of delivering the ancestral spirits of the deceased relatives to the afterlife by purifying and removing the remains of the body from the grave to a place called Sandung, a kind of stumbling block.

Tiwah is the final death ritual ceremony for Dayak tribes in Central Kalimantan, especially the followers Kaharingan religion followers in Dayak inland.

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