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Sasquatch of Arabia?

I was recently sitting in a waiting area of a local hospital here in Jeddah and the African woman seated next to me was wearing these furry thongs and the tips of her toes were hennaed in black. I had … Continue reading

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Henna Man

In Islam, the use of henna is “Sunnah,” which is something that Mohammed himself did, making it desirable for Muslims to do also. It has been said that the use of henna is encouraged because it “makes your head lustrous, … Continue reading

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Henna Bearded Old Man

This is another example of a man’s beard that has been hennaed and is fading as it grows out. You can see the gray hair of the beard closer to the face at the roots. The man wears the very … Continue reading

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Old Men at Vegetable Market

Two elderly men in traditional clothing pass the time hanging around in the shade at Jeddah’s big outdoor fruit and vegetable market. Notice the red henna beard of the one gentleman. There is no religious reason for the henna application, … Continue reading

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Henna Hand Art

Henna art sketched freeform on a woman’s hand is a popular custom in Saudi Arabia. Henna gel was squeezed out of a tube and drawn into delicate floral designs on the backhand and the fingers as a party favor during … Continue reading

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