A decorated front gable

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The rooftops of traditional Sadan Toraja houses sweep upward at both ends like the horns of the water buffalo. Images of buffalo adorn these houses on every side, grazing, fighting, or stylized into abstraction. All major Sadan Toraja ceremonies feature the sacrifice of buffalo. Families that practice the old alu tadolo religion proudly display dozens of buffalo horns and jawbones on the fronts of their houses.

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