Selwar Kameez

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Relationship: Child of im/migrant

 Salwar Kameez  By: Salsabil Rahman

One day, my teacher gave me an assignment. The assignment was to  find an object that is important to your family culture. So I went home and thought about it.  I couldn't think about anything so I went to my mom and asked her. She said a “Salwar Kameez."  When I heard her say that, I thought to myself, “WOW!” I have so many salwar kameez. Which one should I take?  My mom, grandma, and aunts wear it. It is made out of cloth, sometimes jewels, and it even has different colors on it . Some of them even have beautiful designs on them. I keep my salwar kameez treasured in my closet. I ran to my room and looked for one salwar kameez that was special. 
I chose this object because a salwar kameez is very fundamental and we wear a salwar kameez on a special holiday called Eid.  Eid is an important holiday for muslims and others. We all invite family and friends over and spend time with each other.  We also pray to God and have a great time. And that's why we wear these beautiful dresses. The tailors in Bangladesh, make these pretty dresses so we can wear them. My great grandmother past on the salwar kameez to my grandmother, then she gave it to my mother. That was their past generations of passing the salwar kameez. 
I’m very delighted whenever I see a salwar kameez because it is beautiful. When I wear them, it reminds me of memories. In conclusion, my artifact is important to my family culture and i’m very joyful!

Place(s): Bangladesh
Year: 2005

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