Image: Recently exhumed bones

Recently exhumed bones

The local priests pray and bless the bones with holy water. Recently exhumed bones are bathed and wrapped in cloth.

Photographer:
Bagus Utara
Rights:
© Bagus Utara

Notes

Some Balinese are buried until the cremation can be organised or to wait for an auspicious date. The bones are exhumed a few days before the cremation then prepared in the same way as the whole body.

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