It's difficult finding handmade souvenirs in Saudi Arabia. But I am happy to report that it's getting easier. The smaller items pictured here are Saudi-made soft keychains. The larger soft dolls are about 9" tall and they can also be used as pencils cases when unzipped and the stuffing removed. I bought these at Aseil Restaurant on Sultan and Rawdah in Jeddah, but they may be available for sale at other places. I also purchased a little purse made of natural palm leaves and sadu fabric. These products are handmade by Saudi women for an organization called Liyano, dedicated to propagating Saudi heritage. It supports charities and provides job opportunities for Saudi women.
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