2016
07.08
BOYS IN TRADITIONAL OUTFITS

BOYS IN TRADITIONAL OUTFITS

Synopsis:  About the buffalo and pig market at Bolo.  A few thoughts about animals, rights, and privileges.   About a wedding and a confirmation ceremony.

The bull and pig market in Bolo is famous in all of Tona Toraja.  It happens every six days and people arrive by the truck load from the most remote villages.  Especially during the dry season (May through December), when funeral ceremonies happen and pigs and buffalos are slaughtered by the tens of thousands, this market is bustling.

After seeing the ceremony, I now understand better, where the need for these quantities of animals comes from.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY