Relationship: Im/migrant

My object is a hijab.  My mom gave it to me.  I like to wear this hijab because it is important to my culture and it is a memory of my mom, but she died sixteen years ago, may God be merciful to her.  It’s very nice; it’s white with multiple bouquets of flowers.  She gave it to me for my wedding seventeen years ago.  The hijab is a tradition in Muslim culture.  The hijab is a veil traditionally worn by Muslim women since the beginning of Islam in the year 610 by the prophet Mouhamed [PIH].  It is important because it’s protection for Muslim women to wear a hijab.  Muslim women should not expose their hair and chest.  In our culture, we have a headscarf which is different than the Muslim headscarf.  I like wearing a hijab headscarf because I believe in my religion.

Place(s): Burkina Faso
Year: 2017

– Salimata Ndiaye

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant