Monday, January 30, 2017

Saudi Arabia - Roshan Window Coverings

An old architectural detail of buildings in Jeddah are the distinctive wooden window coverings, called Roshan (singular) or Rawasheen (plural).  They provide privacy but are also functional as they are vented to allow for air flow.  Many newer buildings in Jeddah feature the Roshan as a purely decorative feature.


William Kendall said...

It is a neat concept!

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

It's nice to see Saudi decoration that is truly Arab and not bad European.

Maggid said...

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