Friday, July 10, 2009

Bones for Photos

So, what do you do when you want to retain the memories of your diseased loved ones but don't have photos or portraits?

Well, you could keep their bones with you! This is what the Fayu do. You can often see bones hanging from the walls inside their huts. (usually single pieces like an arm or head, not a full skeleton)
Just like we do with photos, when you visit someone's home, they will give you a tour showing you the bones and telling you about them.

>>(pointing at the bones) "Look, this is my father, he was a great hunter." <<

1 comment:

gmsmc said...

Not so sure about this one, when compared to the previous post... Kinda creepy!