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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…
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