The Ancestral Links series represent the different customs people use to honor the death of their loved ones. Many cultures use a boat (Egypt), raft (India), or a woven matte (Native North American Indians) placed under their loved one to carry them to the next world (heaven or ?). In India many people have the custom of carefully wrapping their loved ones body in linen, oil and flower adornment before sending them down the river gauges on a woven raft. Some Native North American Indians place the deceased body on a woven rack high on a plate wrapped in a beautiful chief’s blanket. Many cultures (Maya) then set the body on fire hoping the smoking ash will get them closer to the next world/life (heaven) in the sky.