Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Our World - Arabic Script Jewelry


I've always been attracted to Arabic script since we moved here - in business signs, toilet signs, and jewelry, and wherever else there is Arabic writing.  The above pendant says "Mother" in the larger script.  There is smaller Arabic script at the very top that says "I love my..."


This pendant is just of the letter "Ya."


This last pendant spells out the woman's name of "Shahad."

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Ready for Ramadan


More Ramadan decor in malls and a supermarket are featured in today's post. 



These photos were taken right before Ramadan began several months ago.


Friday, November 8, 2019

Signs of Ramadan


Even though Ramadan has come and gone, some shops in Jeddah leave up their decorations for the holiday until they disintegrate and tear from the severe heat. 


The red and blue banners are a very typical display for Ramadan.


All kinds of business get into the act and dress up their shops for Ramadan. 


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Women in Black at the Mall


In the middle of the food court at the Mall of Arabia, dozens of stands for local entrepreneurs have been constructed for them to sell their wares, like jewelry, clothing, and honey. 

Female shoppers here can be seen in their black abayas.  While black is not required and many women are now sporting colorful abayas, some Saudi women have yet to break with the cultural norm of wearing black. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Jeddah Salesclerk


A cheerful, friendly and helpful clerk in a wonderful shop in Jeddah that sells coffee and dates, among other things.  I took dates from this shop back to the US with me as gifts, and everyone was wild for them - they were absolutely delicious.  There is a much wider variety of scrumptious dates here in the kingdom than can be found in the US.