Description Necklace belonging to Shakila Yasmin. The necklace is made of gold and gold-colored fabric with intricate detailing and small colored gems.
Historical Notes Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Shakila Yasmin came to the United States with her family in 1992. She enjoyed photography and the songs of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. She and her husband, Nurul Miah, lived in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and worked at Marsh & McLennan. Shakila was a computer assistant. On September 11, both were at work near the top of the North Tower. Nurul was 35 years old. Shakila was 26.
Curator's Comment Originally from Bangladesh, Shakila Yasmin came to the United States with her family in 1992 as a 16-year-old. She hoped to return one day to help people in need. Her hometown of Dhaka is known for Bangladeshi jewelry production, especially detailed wire designs called filigree. This necklace shows elements of filigree. Both Shakila and her husband, Nurul H. Miah, worked for Marsh & McLennan Companies and died on 9/11. HIDE