Gold Bracelet

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

This bracelet is mine, but it originally belonged to my cousin in Korea. My grandmother came to America in 1988, and while my grandmother was in America, my mother was living in Korea with her older brother. It's tradition to have a big celebration for a baby's 100th day, so when my uncle's daughter was born, my grandmother wanted to send a gift. She went to a Korean shop in New York and bought this gold bracelet for the baby and sent it to Korea. My mother came to America in 1994 while my uncle stayed in Korea. After I was born, my uncle sent her this bracelet to give to me on my 100th day. Even though this bracelet was bought in America, it is one of the few objects I attach to both my Korean and American identity; it represents that both have been engrained into my family's history for decades.

– Sarah Kang

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