Sari & Jewelry

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Relationship: Child of im/migrant

Sari & Jewelry

By: Ayra ChowdhuryMy object is my mother’s wedding outfit. Which includes a sari, churi(bangles),necklace, earrings, noserings and more. All gold and shiny with carved in designs, pure and flowy silk like the river with hand woven gold decorations like actual gold. This artifact is very special to my family including me.
When I was looking for an object for the assignment I wanted something unique and significant, something that no one else would have. First I was going to choose something like a Quran or a  prayer mat or some traditional clothing like a salwar kameez, something that anyone can have. If I chose something like that I think I would have something unoriginal. I chose my mom’s wedding jewelry because even though any bangali (which has the same culture) could have something like this, all jewelry is not the same designs they all are unique. The most unique part of it is the relationship behind it, the people are the significance behind it. To me my parents are very special, they are the reason I am here right now.
My family in Bangladesh isn’t very wealthy, and very much poor. At the time that was one of the most expensive things we owned, but it is not valuable because of its price but because it is a symbol of our family. It is very important to our family, this is a very big symbol of my life and my family. It has been here for 30½ years it may not seem that old now but I want to keep this for many generations.

Place(s): Bangladesh
Year: 2005

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