The object is a map of Uzbekistan. My family left Uzbekistan in order to gain job opportunities and a better life. The map is from Tashkent which is the capital of Uzbekistan.This map of Uzbekistan is used for explaining the different cities in Uzbekistan. Most people use maps for locating places. It's made out of paper. The information for this to be shared is because it’s where my ancestors lived and my family lives (I have a couple uncles in Russia).I chose this item because it's a map of my family's origin country. Also I sometimes use this to make sure where I'm from and I'm from Samarkand which is south/west of Tashkent . That map I have is from Tashkent . It's in my room. This map brings me comfort and pride.