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Suitcases were used to store dowry items gifted from HMoob parents to their daughters. Dowry items include: xauv/paug (silver necklace), saw kub (gold necklace), clothes, household items, etc. These suitcases are designed to help daughters start and thrive in their marriage and life journey.
“I think initially I look at it and I'm just sad because I feel like, in our HMoob culture you give your daughters away. You know, like that feeling like you’re not a part of your family anymore?”