Russian Plates

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My objects are Russian plates.  Russian plates are mainly for decorative purposes and they typically have some sort of design on the front.  My grandmother who lived in Scotland at the time got these and then later on gave them to my Dad.  My grandma bought them in the 1970’s.  When my grandma and my dad immigrated from Scotland to America they brought a couple of them with them.  When my grandma died in 2004 and dad gave them to me.  I had nowhere to put them and I didn’t know what to do with them so I had my dad hang them on my dining room wall. The plates do look really cool especially with the work that must’ve been put into making them but they are also VERY fragile. The plates are important to me because it is one of the only things I can remember my grandmother by since I was only one year old when she died.  The object connects to my identity because I enjoy doing arts and crafts.  I wish I could do something as amazing as these and it is also part of my heritage, Russia, Hungary, Scotland and France. It is also really cool to me how it went throughout my family, from grandma to my dad and then finally to  me without  some of them breaking or getting lost!

Place(s): Scotland
Year: 1970

– Christian R.

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant