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A Suitcase from Niam (mother) represents the spoken and unspoken love, hopes, dreams, aspirations, and fears that a mother carries for her daughter on her wedding day as she marries into a new family. The sentimental and practical gifts in the suitcase a mother’s collection of Hmong clothes, jewelry, and household items throughout the years. They are given to the daughter in order to prepare her for the rest of her new life and even afterlife.

resisting from where she's at - Maiv Neeb Vaj

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