Thursday, September 10, 2020

Jeddah Opaque Villa Gates



Private residences here in Jeddah are always surrounded by tall walls, which means they all require gates as well.  Privacy is of the utmost importance to Saudis. The inner courtyard allows the women of the house an outdoor space where they do not have to cover their hair and don't have to wear an abaya without the fear of being seen not being properly covered. 


The walls and gates are an important feature of the overall design of the stately homes, as they are the first impression one has of a place.  The gates are made of metal, wood, or wrought iron with opaque sheeting that allows the light through. 


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5 comments:

At Home In New Zealand said...

Those gates are really attractive and quite impressive.

Marie Smith said...

The gates are pieces of art.

Tom said...

...a different custom for sure.

William Kendall said...

Quite different.

bill said...

Very elaborate gates, I like them.