This magnificently attired four year old boy wears the traditional formal garb of Saudi Arabia to celebrate the Eid holiday marking the end of Ramadan. On his head he first puts on a smal white cap (called either tagiyeh or kuffiyah) which fits his head. Over this is the flowing lightweight white scarf called a ghuttrah, which is folded in half to form a triangle. The long straight edge faces the front and the three points are on each side and in the back. The round black band placed on top of the ghuttrah to hold it in place is called egal. The beautifully embroidered formal black robe (called a bisht or mislah) is worn over the traditional long white dress called a thobe. Usually worn underneath the thobe would be lightweight long or short loosely fitting white elastic waist pants.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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