Traditional mortician Nguyen Quyen, 48, is very famous in the central region for his techniques of making up and preserving dead bodies. In Hue City, dead people are often kept at home for seven to ten days before they are buried. It’s Quyen’s job to keep them dry and smelling sweet. Elderly people in Hue praise Quyen as the ‘best of the best’ who do this job in the old imperial capital. A unique trade The people of Hue consider that ‘alive, we rely on our muscles; dead, we rely on our bones.’ It is their custom to wait a week or more before burying their loved ones, to allow visitors to pay their respects to the dead. A VietNamNet reporter met Quyen at his home on his third try. “Such a pity! I wasn’t able to see you for several days,” Quyen explained, “because so many people have died recently. I and my team have been very busy”! He said that his work, khâm liệm (literally, ‘laying someone in a coffin), is a complicated and lengthy procedure to ensure peace for the dead. The corpse must be placed in a room lighted by oil lamps, and covered by a…
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