The Janadriyah Festival is a cultural heritage festival held every year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This year the festival attracted a record high six million visitors during the month of April - and I was one of them! I was fortunate that I happened to be in Riyadh and attended with my fellow blogger and friend, Layla who, like me, writes two blogs about living in Saudi Arabia: Blue Abaya and her photo blog, Images of Saudi.
Traditional handicrafts are a fading art in Saudi Arabia, however there are still some artisans who try to keep the trades alive. The man in this post is a wood carver and his specialty is bowls. Here are some other articles about the Janadriyah Festival.
Arab News: A Record 6 Million Visit Janadriyah Festival
Splendid Arabia: Janadriyah and the Festival of Heritage
Arab News: Traditional handmade headbands set trend at Janadriyah Festival
Blue Abaya: Expats Guide to Janadriyah
Blue Abaya: Why I love Janadriyah
Blue Abaya: Top Ten Things to do at Janadriyah
Today is the first of the month, which means it's theme day for City Daily Photo bloggers. City Daily Photo is an online community of photo bloggers from around the world, sharing the wonders of their area of the world pictorially with others. Each month there are different themes that CDP members can participate in. This month's theme is "The Creative Artisan"
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