15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Building Houses for Another Life
A craftswoman completes the final process before move square pottery pots to furnace. In the traditional custom of Vietnamese, when people pass away, the body will be buried to the ground naturally. Three years later, after a ceremony called Cai Cat, it will be disintered and the remain bones will be transferred to these square pots for eternal burials. In large cemeteries, there are thousands of houses within underground citites.
Photo of the Day: 07.09.17
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||July 1, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
||Canon EOS M6