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Product Packaging
Transportation ➔ Thyme, One Box

Identifier:
2004.54.2
Description:
Rectangular cardboard box has a green colored background overall. The front side of the box has Arabesque designs in red, light blue, yellow and rose color surrounding a central label with English and Arabic writing on it. The English words read:" Reef brand/ Thyme." Beneath the design are the wrods "Product of Jordan, Net Weight 1 LB (16 OZ.) 454g." The back has writing in English on top and Arabic below. It is information on how to use the thyme. One side contains English writing which states that the ingredients are thyme, sesame seed and sumac. The other side panel is written in Arabic.;Arabic cultures are not as dependant on pharmaceticals as Americans. They often use herbs and spices for minor ailments such as colds and upset stomachs. Thyme is steeped into a tea and drunk to aid digestion, relax upset stomachs and improve memory. This box was purchased at the Middle Eastern Market, a grocery store located at 2417 Eastern Ave. in Grand Rapids. It was started in 2001 by Jordanian immigrant Emad Karaein, who grew up working at his father's grcoery store. After coming to Grand Rapids 1987, Emad worked at Hayworth for 12 years until he saved enough money to start his own grocery store here. One of the reasons for startingt he opened the store was to provide the growing number of Arabic people in the Grand Rapids area with foods, produce and meats they could not get elsewhere.;Arabic cultures are not as dependant on pharmaceticals as Americans. They often use herbs and spices for minorailments such as colds and upset stomachs. Thyme is steeped into a tea and drunk to aid digestion, relax upset stomachs and improve memory. This box was purchased at the Middle Eastern Market, a grocery store located at 2417 Eastern Ave. in Grand Rapids. It was started in 2001 by Jordanian immigrant Emad Karaein. His grandfather and father ran grocery stores in Jordan, where Emad spent his youth helping out. After coming to Grand Rapids in 1987, Emad worked at Hayworth for 12 years until he saved enough money to start his own grocery store here. One of the reasons for starting the store was to provide the growing number of Arabic people in the Grand Rapids area with foods, produce and meats they could not get elsewhere.
Date:
2003 – 2004
Materials:
Cardboard
Dimensions:
6.75" h 5.25" w 2" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Newcomers: The People of this Place (after 2008)
Makers/Donors
Reef Brands

Middle Eastern Market