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  • Tags: Lincoln Refugee History Harvest 2012

Peh Wah Mu is originally from Burma, and spent twenty-five years in a Thailand refugee camp before moving to Lincoln, NE in 2009. In this video, Peh Wah and her interpreter, Martha, discuss their relationship and Peh Wah's education in the United…

Peh Wah Mu shared her traditional Karen clothing, scarves, and the Karen flag. Peh Wah Mu is originally from Burma, and spent twenty-five years in a Thailand refugee camp before moving to Lincoln, NE in 2009. In this video, Peh Wah Mu explains the…

This is an Iraqi carpet in Shams Al-Badry's Nebraska home. Rugs like these are common in Iraqi homes, and are often used for religious purposes. Ms. Al-Badry's mother purchased this rug on a recent visit to Iraq, and had it shipped to the United…

This a picture of Shams Al-Badry, approximately age 2, being held by her mother (not pictured because she is not wearing a hijab). This photo was taken in their tent in the Iraqi refugee camp in Saudi Arabia. Ms. Al-Badry said it was not the typical…

The tea, saucer, and tray are representative of Ms. Al-Badry's native Iraqi culture. During our interview in Ms. Al-Badry's home, her mother provided refreshments, including Iraqi tea. The saucer is used for special occasions, such as having guests…

This gold ring was a gift to Shams Al-Badry's mother by Shams's grandmother. Ms. Al-Badry's mother received the ring while in the Saudi Arabia refugee camp, and was sent through a third party. The ring was one of very few possessions that her mother…

Peh Wah Mu shared these photographs from a refugee camp in Thailand. Peh Wah is originally from Burma, but spent twenty-five years in a refugee camp in Thailand before moving to Lincoln, NE in 2009. For interviews and oral histories of this and…

These are hand woven scarves brought to us by Peh Wah Mu, a refugee from Burma who now lives in Lincoln, NE. The scarves were made by hand from cotton by women in refugee camps in Thailand. These scarves are worn by women either over their shoulders…

This photo is of Usef Kuwa, father of Mengistu Kuwa. Usef was leader of people in the Nuba Mountains. He was chosen to be a leader by the people and was held with great respect according to Mengistu. Different regions had different tribes, and the…
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