Tag Archives: Clothing

Our World: To Each Her Own

This nightgown in a shop window is a little – well, obnoxious? I’m constantly amused at some of the fashions I see here… Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life … Continue reading

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Colorful Evening Gowns

I’ve shown you photos of over-the-top evening gowns several times before. These were just so colorful, I just had to include them! For an explanation of when dresses like these are worn in Saudi Arabia, see this post and read … Continue reading

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Gold Salesman in Saudi Arabia

Gold is sold by weight here in Saudi Arabia – design doesn’t really matter as far as the price goes. Gold is almost always given to Saudi brides and is commonly found in 18K, 21K, or 24K.

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Men’s Scarf Shop

There are many small shops like this one here in Jeddah that sell men’s traditional clothing and accessories. These ghutras (all white) and shemaghs (red and white) come in various sizes and designs. The igal (black hoop) worn on top … Continue reading

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Fruit Business

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Faceless Women

This is a large sign above a fancy dress shop here in Jeddah. Notice how the female models’ faces have been dealt with, and also notice the black color that has been applied to the arms, shoulders and bosom where … Continue reading

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Bra Salesman in Saudi Arabia

It’s rather ironic in ultra-conservative gender-segregated Saudi Arabia that women dressed in black tents from head to toe are placed in the embarassing and uncomfortable situation where they are forced to buy their undergarments from men who are so good … Continue reading

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Arab Boy Doll

If you press his hand, he dances to music.

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Fancy Dresses

Weddings are a big business here in Saudi Arabia. Quite often they are extremely lavish events held in elegant ballrooms where no expense is spared. All of the weddings I have attended here in Jeddah have been segregated functions attended … Continue reading

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Jeddah Street Prayers

These men are laborers in an industrial part of Jeddah. There is always one man who stands in front of the group to lead the prayer and the others follow. Notice the red prayer rugs/carpets they are standing on which … Continue reading

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