This architectural detailing applied to the windows of many dwellings here in Saudi Arabia is called rawasheen. It is a very practical and useful addition to homes here. The slats allow cool air to circulate thus providing a flow of fresh air inside while at the same time affording shade from the harsh sun as well as privacy for the building’s inhabitants. This specimen of rawasheen is from one of the most famous private homes in Jeddah. The home belongs to and was built by native Saudi architect Sami Angawi, whose home is a tribute to the classical Saudi architectural styles. Traditionally wood has been used for much of the trim details of homes and this is a fine example of how it is done.
To see a few previous posts featuring other parts of this exquisite home, just click on these links: Angawi Tiled Mosaic Pool; Angawi House Inside Arch; Angawi House Detail; and Angawi House Carved Door and Pool.
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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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