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Jeddah Variety of Women’s Wear

Saudi women generally pray at home. Usually they put on a prayer dress on top of what they are wearing. The prayer dress is a loose long simple dress that extends down to the floor, has long sleeves, a high … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia Graphics

Saudi Arabian National Day is tomorrow, and this first sign in a shop window is in reference to the holiday.  Many shops are having big sales to celebrate.  This photo is at an open air mall here in Jeddah and … Continue reading

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Embellished Traditional Women’s Outfit #JDP

This highly embellished outfit in a Jeddah shop window caught my eye.  There is gold and silver trim on the bodice and hundreds of small gold and silver metal embellishments all over the garment.    The sleeves are belled, the … Continue reading

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Unusual Hair Product #JDP

I often see many products offered here in Saudi Arabia that I really haven’t ever seen for sale in the US.  This one is a product specifically for women who cover their hair.  I had never really thought about the … Continue reading

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Cosmetics Culture in Saudi Arabia

Cosmetics are a huge business here in Saudi Arabia. Historically, culturally, and religiously, a female in Saudi Arabia had only one chance to make a good impression on a potential suitor – and it has always been largely based on … Continue reading

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Face Mask Truths

I think with everyone wearing face masks in this time of Covid, people who previously leery or apprehensive about Muslim women who wear veils may have changed their tune a bit. One big complaint I used to hear was how … Continue reading

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Women’s Fashions – Shop Windows in Jeddah

Today’s post consists of an array of photos of various women’s wear shop windows that I liked as I walked by.  The first one is from a maternity shop, and I just really loved the top on the left – … Continue reading

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Pixiliated Woman

It’s gotten better over the years, but censorship of women’s faces and exposed skin still happens in Saudi Arabia.  It’s common to see women’s faces pixilated as shown here, or totally blurred out, or blacked out with marking pens, or … Continue reading

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Janadriyah Pics from 2014

Janadriyah is an annual cultural heritage festival celebrating the regions, history, arts, and culture of Saudi Arabia.  It is held in an area on the outskirts of Riyadh for a period of several weeks during the winter months, with many … Continue reading

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Jeddah Art Festival Display

Because we are still isolating due to the virus, I am going through my old photos, since I am not out and about taking photos. Today’s pick is of an artist’s entry in Jeddah Art Week in February of 2014.  … Continue reading

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