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This discussion will explore the use and creation of burial shrouds throughout human history into modern time. From religious ceremonies to cultural practices, the burial shroud is common the world over. Unfortunately, this age-old and beautiful practice has become somewhat unknown to Western industrial society. With the rise of the funeral industry, our family-centered, folk burial practices have been commodified and taken out of our hands.
Angela intends to remedy this by sharing her experience and knowledge, with the hope to return the power of the burial shroud into our dying practices. As a seasoned natural dyer and folk artist, Angela utilizes natural dyeing and “eco-printing” when creating burial shrouds. She has turned this creative process into an opportunity for community or private ceremony.
Angela Franklin is a death midwife, herbalist, folk artist and community deathcare advocate living in the Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon. Angela and her husband Michael offer non-medical end of life services through Crossroads Community DeathCare. She has studied natural dyeing for over a decade and studies death midwifery at Sacred Crossings with Olivia Bareham. She feels the rekindling of ancestral practices are key to de-colonizing our world and providing agency to the collective.