Prayer Mat

Relationship: Im/migrant

My object is a prayer mat. The mat came from my religion which is Muslim. It was made in Liberia, it’s important to me because I use it for prayer. My grandmother was the one that gave it to me. I need to keep it in a safe place. I usually keep it in my drawer at home for safety. The history behind my object is my grandma gave it to me because her grandfather passed it to her. It’s important to me because we can use it for prayer and we can also use it during Ramadan too. In my culture every Friday we can carry it to the mosque to pray. The mat shows meaning in my culture. It is made from cloth, and we can spread on the floor whenever it is time to pray. My grandmother gave it to me because she wants me to pray and remember my culture in my life. 

Place(s): Minnesota
Year: 2018

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Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant