National Geographic : 1940 Jul
The National Geographic Magazine Photograph by Maynard Owen Willlans Up Toe Holds in a Green Bamboo, a Lithe Toradja Carries a Body to Its Cell Tomb With a few broad-knife strokes, a pole from the near-by bamboo thicket becomes a ladder. Up its almost-perpendicular slope the child's remains are being carried in a tight-rolled cylinder covered with bright cloth (page 81). When the gaudily painted doorway is replaced, these two men will descend. Their fire, over which a single carabao is being roasted, will light this shadowy Lemo cliff, one of many rock masses which rise abruptly from the lush green rice fields.