Taiwan Teen Bone Collector Carries on Family Craft

Posted by admin on Jan 31, 2011

Like many Taiwanese teenage girls, Lee You-fang likes to sing pop songs and play with her pet dog, but she has an unusual job: working with the bones of the dead.

For five years, 19-year-old Lee has honed her craft as a “bone collector,” assisting her father in an ancient funerary rite that involves collecting, cleaning and arranging human skeletons for reburial. She began working full-time after graduating from high school last year, following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather who started the family business eight decades ago.

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