Glass Cremation Urns, Paperweights and Memorial Jewelry

Remember Through Art

Tau Tau's

David Blake

Different cultures naturally have different ways to deal with the mourning process.  The Toraja's of central Sulawesi Indonesia have a particularly involved and lengthy mourning process that lasts from weeks to months depending on the stature of the deceased.  Feasting, ritual sacrifice of animals and music highlight the Funeral rites, of which more can be read here

For the purposes of this blog, we focus on the practice of creating wooden effigies of the deceased and placing them along carved insets in cliffs and/or in common day poses.  A truly interesting and artistic way to express the though the dead are still part of the living world (at least for a little bit.)