Cultural Ring

Relationship: Im/migrant
Religious Ring
Religious Ring

This is a ring that says "Allahu," which is written in Arabic. It means “Allah (God) is the greatest.” My dad got it from Bangladesh as a religious attire. He's had this for more than 20 years, and it's a valuable piece of jewelry. My dad had seen so much jewelry being worn by his grandparents, which made my dad really interested in it. As being a supporter of his faith, he accumulated this ring which represented it. His grandmother had worn a lot of jewelry which also got him intrigued in getting more. She also showed my dad her collection of jewelry, which she had had for more than 50 years. He followed theytir footsteps and got the ring, which he still has after a long period of time.

Place(s): Bangladesh, New York
Year: 1998

– MB

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant