Thursday, October 16, 2014

Carved Door Details

Many of the doors in Jeddah's Al Balad area are carved out of wood.  Some are painted, some are in need of paint, and others are left in a bare wood finish.  Many of the simple latches are also made of wood.  

6 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautiful detail!

Kanumommy said...

Susie, do you know if the flowers in the motif represent a particular species?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully carved, but you would think it would need a coat of something to protect it from the elements?

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi PerthDP - Many of these old doors appear to have no finish at all on them. The heat and dust must take its toll after all these years.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Kanumommy - I'm guessing the flowers represented on the door are generic resembling vincas or daisies. Vincas do grow here but I can't recall seeing daisies.

Susie of Arabia said...

Thank you, William.