This is what I brought to Canada. It is a jewelry box from Mali (West Africa) that I bring in July 2015.
I love this box because it contains gifts and souvenirs from my family and because it makes me feel closer to my family members that stayed behind. But most specially, it also reminds me of my late grand-ma. She was a role model for me, a woman of inspiring strength and authenticity, Just like this strong box and its small colorful beads.