Fresh produce stands like these are familiar sights along the streets of Jeddah. These two are located in an industrial area. In general, prices for food are much cheaper here than in the states. The man on the left in the red and white shirt is wearing a skirt called a futa. It is made from one long piece of fabric folded in half and sewn together with one seam which runs lengthwise. That forms a large shapeless skirt which the man steps into. He folds the width at his waist, to the right and then to the left and back again, and then folds it down at the waist a couple of times to secure it. Simple and easy. Many men wear them out in public here. I’m not sure what they wear underneath. My husband wears his at home and wears nothing underneath.
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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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