Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saudi Arabia Blue Roshan


The roshan (elaborate wooden window covering) are an integral part of the architectural details of the western Red Sea coastal area of Saudi Arabia called the Hejaz Region.  Roshan (singular) or Rawasheen (plural) actually were a very functional addition to homes back before modern air conditioning came about. They allowed for air flow as well as privacy for the building's inhabitants.  I think the roshan adds beauty to the design of the building too.  They are most often either painted in shades of blue, green, or red, or are stained or left natural. 

2 comments:

William Kendall said...

It's quite a distinctive architectural detail! I like this one.

bill said...

The roshan is very attractive, I like it.