Say Moe

In Attire

My object is karen clothes. I choose this object because I want my people to remember who they are. Karen clothes are made of thread and to make kare clothes you need tool. Karen white dress are call say moe wah. The mostly use white thread to weave it. Karen white dress are call say moe thu and mostly use black thread. The place I was born is call Mea la oon and at Wednesday all the student have to wear Karen clothes most of them wear white and long. Karen people mostly wear Karen clothes at Sunday if they were Christian. Some Karen people wear short clothes with skirt. Some Karen people wear say moe wah with karen head wrapping scarf. When karen people celebrating karen new year they wear karen clothes and people dance and sing. The people that dance they wear karen short clothes and skirt. My teacher told me karen clothes are importing to my people so we don’t lose our culture. 

Place(s): Myanmar, Burma, Thailand, St. Paul, Minnesota
Year: 2013

– Eh Say Nay Paw

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