Dozens of people from around the world celebrate Mother’s Day* on the second Sunday of May. Which, in 2021, is May 9. Therefore, we’ve selected gifts for mama with a specific theme. Because without her uterus and her menstrual cycle, you wouldn’t be there. Thank you mum!
Who says jewellery has to be made of silver and gold? In addition to beautiful outfits and bags, Icelandic fashion and costume designer Sæunn Kjartans also creates fantastic jewellery from less conventional materials. Like this understated, yet striking laser-cut, layered wood ovary chain with an azure blue clasp. A tribute to femininity. S4UNN, € 62.
Medical artist and illustrator Beth Croce from Australia is inspired by anatomy for her jewellery. The result: her label Bioperspective, which includes this sterling silver necklace plus pendant made of silver with pearls. Also a good address for silver vulvas, kidneys, lungs and so on. AnatomyArt, € 342.
Perfect for Mother’s Day. WearEverythingNice’s handmade uterine pendants come in different sizes, in brass and silver-plated, and with a chain in different lengths. Choose or combine. WearEverythingNice, from € 35.
With a little imagination you can see a cartoonish face in the womb, with the two ovaries acting as arms. And in the case of this silver pendant: two raised middle fingers. Norwegian Freja Bruum invented her uterus chain in 2018 when the Norwegian government planned to tighten the abortion law. FrejaBruunMetalArt, € 62.
The Spanish Marta Gonzalez uses the ancient macramé technique and the art of sculpting in polymer clay for her jewellery. Many of her pieces are based around vulvas. This blood red necklace also features a Swarovski bead. Dark Sky Studio, € 95.
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Mother’s Day around the world
*Yes, we know; in the UK and Ireland, Mother’s Day (officially called ‘Mothering Sunday’) has already been this year, on March 14. But in case you’ve forgotten to honour your mother that day, just do like the Dutch, Belgians, Canadians, Americans and dozens of other people from around the world and celebrate it on the second Sunday of May. Which, in 2021, is May 9.
Other dates to honour your mother this year include May 2 (Portugal), May 30 in France (La fête des Mères) and Sweden (Mors Dag), and June 13 (only in Luxembourg). In Argentina, mums have to wait a bit longer; there, the Día de la Madre is celebrated on the third Sunday of October,
In Zambia, Mother’s Day has a totally different meaning: the Zambian law stipulates that working women are entitled to one day off each month: menstrual leave.
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