Nigerian broom

 thin sticks wrapped with a rubber
thin sticks wrapped with a rubber

Our family's treasured artifact is a weaved broom, representing our rich Nigerian cultural heritage and the transformative journey that brought us to new shores. Passed down through generations, it symbolizes our ancestry and the importance of preserving our traditions.
Our family comes from Nigeria. Our ancestors carried traditions and customs with them, including a weaved broom that symbolizes cleansing and unity. My parents were among the first to migrate to the US, bringing the broom with them as a reminder of our cultural identity in a new environment.
This woven broom embodies unity, strength and the ethos of communal life embedded in Nigerian culture. It represents the artistry and unity within the community, where different strands come together to form a cohesive whole. For our family, it embodies resilience, unity, and an enduring connection to our Nigerian heritage. Its significance resonates across generations, serving as a bridge between our past and present.
The weaved broom is not just a tangible object but a living testament to our familial journey from Nigeria to the United States. It symbolizes our unwavering commitment to preserving our cultural heritage, fostering unity, and embracing our roots in a new land. The woven broom reminds us of the importance of staying connected to our cultural identity and passing it down to future generations.

Place(s): Nigeria
Year: 2019

– Ozuhakachi Akarolo

Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child