Yesterday I watched 1x09 Emanations and wondered.
In that episode, they discover a species who send their dead – or soon-dead – into a machine. In this a quantum anomaly reigns which teleports them into another dimension and/or onto an asteroid.
Hello, I'm that machine he talks about.
Harry S.L. Kim has been teleported to that species and was set off to be widely examined. As he wanted to go back to Voyager and another entity of that species has been send there to be soon-dead, he had a plan:
"Wrap me in your shroud, which has been used about five generations in your family, you run away and I pretend to be dead. That's how I'm going back for free." (Not exactly the original soundtrack.)
Shrouded Harry S.L. Kim pretending to be the families' soon-dead
They did it. Kim wrapped himself into that family shroud, went into the machine, was ported to the asteroid and then beamed up to the Voyager.
How did the family recover that ancient shroud from their fathers and their father's father when it gets ported completely (to be seen with Harry S.L. Kim) into another dimension/unreachable space?
Have I been missing something or was this just a narrative mistake?