In the Torajan culture, Tau-tau is an effigy that represents the person who has passed away. Carved from wood , Tau-tau statues are usually found near where the body of the deceased has been laid to rest. Believed to have originated in the 19th century, these effigies were once produced only for aristocrats and the wealthy to reflect status and opulence.
This couple are extremely rare and in excellent condition given their age .
Standing approx 125cm tall