The approach is applied to provide imaginary scene and assumption of puya conception. A heaven as the final destination of all living creatures.
In the traditional belief of Toraja in the upland of Sulawesi, Indonesia, death doesnt mean the end of circle. It is, moreover, the beginning of someone’s journey to the heaven kingdom. This traditional conception believes that all living creatures will go home to heaven, as called as puya. The dreamed final destination for all, the heaven.
Thus, every process of sending the beloved ones during the great ceremony of rambu solo will be conducted in the best efforts in details, greatly, and luxuriously. All animal sacrifices and ceremony expenditures are the way to send properly the dead to puya.
Generally the great ceremony of rambu solo will be conducted accordingly to the nobility status of the descended. The higher of the status, the longer ceremonies will be conducted. It usually takes several days for the main ceremony with couples of years of the preparation. Of course it costs huge amount of moneys, times, and efforts of the descended families. Tens, or hundreds, of animals such as water buffalo (Bubalus Bubalis), pigs, chicken, and horse in several occasions will be slaughtered. Along with the modernization, the ceremony of rambu solo has been shifted. In the past, the length and glorious of rambu solo and based on status of the family, it is not about the economy background. Not only the length of the ceremony, but it is also about the number of slaughtered animals as conveyance of the descended to puya.
As for the documentation approach, the applied photography technique is by using infrared customized camera and the images are transferred into monochrome. The approach is applied to provide imaginary scene and assumption of puya conception. A heaven as the final destination of all living creatures.