On Friday I shared my favourite nursery art prints with you via fabulous artisans on Etsy. What about placenta art prints?
For reals. There seems to be a lot of buzz these days on the placenta.
By and large Western culture seems to still regard the placenta as a disgusting biohazardous waste.
Although, what many other cultures (for decades), have been doing to honour it’s amazing purpose and blessing on a babes life, has been creeping into the mainstream. Gasp!
From burying, to eating to encapsulating, I thought I had heard it all.
But no. In my daily google searches, I stumbled upon a DIY tutorial on how to make your own placenta art prints! Imagine. Well you don’t, as I’ve taken the liberty of finding some dandy objets d’art for you to parouse.
Roots and the tree of life seems to be the going symbolism portrayed in the look of these finished primitive pieces…
I’m not sure what to think. To be honest, the actual physical act of taking one’s placenta and smooshing it on a canvass kind of grosses me out. But the finished product?
I’ll admit that I think it’s a unique and personal tribute to preserve the memory of your pregnancy and birth forever. Maybe you don’t want that. Perhaps all of the ceremonial placenta traditions make you grimace and shudder.
The placenta fascination and interest though, seems to capture many. Whether revered for it’s symbolism of life, spirit and distinct power; or nothing more than human waste.
What do you think? Yay or nay? Have you been looking for something to do to honour this passage in your life and the dynamic essence that made it all possible?
But can’t quite bring yourself to injesting it à la pasta bolognese or vitamin, nor have you found the perfect tree to plant it under as it remains in your deep freeze, going on two years late? *Cough* *Cough* < points to self.