8 Photos That Capture The Bond Between Women And Their Grandmas

An old handbag. Some vintage jewelry. A beloved sewing machine. All heirlooms of sorts passed on from one generation of women to the next. They might seem like small things at first, but a new photo series captures how important these presents truly are to those who gave them and those who received them.

Photographer Ugne Henriko's new series, "The Gift," was born in collaboration with jeweler Giedre Duoble to show the beauty of the intergenerational relationship. They photographed several Lithuanian grandmother-granddaughter duos, from age 23 to 65, with the gifts passed down.

"The bond between women and their grandmothers is very different from the one between mothers and daughters," Henriko told The Huffington Post in an email. She describes it as, "two women from different generations sharing something spiritual."

Henriko says the aim of the project is to show the passing of values from one generation to the next.

"[The heirlooms are] a symbol of everlasting connection and eternity ... forming a link between two generations and helping to keeping family values alive," she says.

Check out the beautiful photos below and let us know your thoughts in comments.

Graphic designer Goda Jackute and her grandma Elena. The gift: A black amber necklace which was worn by grandma on her wedding day.
TV and radio announcer Bernadeta Lukosiute (Teta Beta) and her granddaughter Vilte. The gift: an armchair handmade by great-grandather.
TV announcer Laima Kybartiene with her two twin granddaughters Kotryna and Auguste. The gift: a jewelry box.
Performer Dovile Filmanaviciute and her grandma Stanislava. The gift: fabrics woven by her grandma.
Actress Aiste Lasyte and her grandma Ona Ceslava. The gift: a fireplace.
Jeweler Giedre Duoble and her grandma Regina. The gift: a Singer sewing machine.
Designer Milda Cergelyte and her grandma Vida. The gift: a box of buttons.
Actress Toma Vaskeviciute. The gift: a handbag worn by her grandma.
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