Monthly Archives: September 2010

Khanjar – The Curved Arab Dagger

These knives are called khanjar, the well-known curved Arab dagger. I have seen khanjar in private homes here as collector’s items. Many have jewel encrusted handles and are quite exquisite. The following is an excerpt from an old issue of … Continue reading

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Mall Murals

This is the last in the series of fabulous mall murals that I have featured the past week. This photo gives you an idea of how the murals are displayed in a section of the Roshan Mall that is not … Continue reading

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Mall Mural: Flower Vendor

This is another exquisite painting that was blown up to be a wall mural in the Roshan Mall. I believe all these murals I have featured are just temporary coverings for the shop windows, until the shops are rented and … Continue reading

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Mall Mural: At Prayer

This painting depicts men at prayer. It is a mural covering an unoccupied shop window at the Roshan Mall in Jeddah.

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Mall Mural: Camels at the Seashore

Here is another gorgeous painting that occupies window space at the Roshan Mall in Jeddah.

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Mall Mural: Merchant

This painting is of an obviously wealthy Middle Eastern merchant. It is part of a group of lovely wall murals. The man depicted in the painting wears a turban, which many men in Saudi Arabia do, however the most common … Continue reading

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Mall Mural: Selling Fruit

Two women draped in the traditional black abaya (cloak), hijab (head scarf) and niqaab (face veil) sit on the ground selling fruit in this painting. I’m guessing that the men in this picture are coming out of a mosque and … Continue reading

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