Famidihana

Scope and Content

Articles on Famidihana (body-turning) including those from: Chronicle, Ny Ranovelona, Famadihana, Teny Soa, Vokovokomanga, Vaovao; typescript by J. Ramambasoa.

Administrative / Biographical History

Famadihana is a funerary tradition of the Malagasy people in Madagascar. Known as the turning of the bones, people bring forth the bodies of their ancestors from the family crypts and rewrap them in fresh cloth, then dance with the corpses around the tomb to live music. [Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famadihana, 13/3/2013]

Conditions Governing Access

Open