Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jeddah: Gold Souk Window

Gold is a popular commodity here in Jeddah, and there are many areas which offer gold souks.  Shop after shop, one right after the other, sell gold by weight.  Gold is often given to a bride as a wedding gift and is also given as part of her dowry.  This particular shop is in the Turkish-Afghani souk in Old Jeddah.  CLICK HERE FOR A MAP to this souk. 

1 comment:

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

A lot of very heavy looking pieces. Not my wife's taste even if these were made with silver (my wife prefers silver).