National heritage and traditions shape our everyday lives. History is so much more than a documentation of what once was. It is the very foundation of how our society is today. For a long time my nationalities created problems for me, and to some extent even today. In recent years, I have learned that I am not Chinese or Swedish, and that I do not have to be any of them, but I’m a selection; a synthesis of these two, if not more. Rather than showing the differences between these two cultures I chose to focus on what they have in common. Through two materials; paper and silk, both with roots from China and Sweden, depicted as a shelf and a carpet.