The entrance to this cramped little shop is in the oldest souk in Jeddah called Al-Balad. Many of the shops in the souk are overflowing with abundant merchandise in very small quarters. This shop sells textiles, including sheets, blankets, bedspreads, shower curtains, and prayer rugs. In this photo, you can mainly see a large selection of prayer rugs which come in various colors, styles, and sizes. The width of the entryway into the shop has been encroached upon to make room for more and more merchandise. The best deals can be found in this souk and haggling over the price is expected, something I’m not great at and a task better left to my husband. Whenever I travel back home to the states, we always make a trip down to this souk so I can pick up traditional gift items to take with me.
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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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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