Umbu Mbora, like many others in his region, keeps unburied corpses of family members in his home. Photo: Resty Woro Yuniar

The Indonesian villagers who live with their dead

Funeral rites on Sumba Island are so costly it can take years to finance them. In the meantime, corpses take pride of place anywhere from the kitchen to the living room

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Umbu Mbora, like many others in his region, keeps unburied corpses of family members in his home. Photo: Resty Woro Yuniar
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