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Saudi vintage veil, Riyadh area. Dimensions : 88 x 640 x 0,1 cm, 240 g From http://collections.quaibranly.fr/#4c87f767-4506-4a80-8371-2456bb2e66d3

Saudi vintage veil, Riyadh area. Dimensions : 88 x 640 x 0,1 cm, 240 g From http://collections.quaibranly.fr/#4c87f767-4506-4a80-8371-2456bb2e66d3

Dress, Saudi Arabia. Very loose fitting, ankle length dress with wide, long sleeves. Decorated with wide bands of Indian silk in pink, green and orange (known locally as buski). Further decorated with geometrical bands in floss silk (orange, yellow, mauve, pink and peacock blue), with Cretan, open chain, fly and threaded fly, buttonhole stitches. Thread button hole around the sleeves.  Purchased in the main Riyadh souk, 1980.

Dress, Saudi Arabia. Very loose fitting, ankle length dress with wide, long sleeves. Decorated with wide bands of Indian silk in pink, green and orange (known locally as buski). Further decorated with geometrical bands in floss silk (orange, yellow, mauve, pink and peacock blue), with Cretan, open chain, fly and threaded fly, buttonhole stitches. Thread button hole around the sleeves. Purchased in the main Riyadh souk, 1980.

Black face veil made from two layers of cloth, which are decorated with beading and fringing along the two, transverse edges. The headband is made from a black velvet ribbon. Saudi Arabia traditional outfit

Black face veil made from two layers of cloth, which are decorated with beading and fringing along the two, transverse edges. The headband is made from a black velvet ribbon. Saudi Arabia traditional outfit

Baha: bin Misbah Archaeological Museum  Traditional bedouin outfits

Baha: bin Misbah Archaeological Museum Traditional bedouin outfits

Regional female dress, Saudi Arabia

Regional female dress, Saudi Arabia

Stunningly embroidered bedouin head covers, Taif, Saudi Arabia

Stunningly embroidered bedouin head covers, Taif, Saudi Arabia

Object:Dress Size (cm):133 x 70, plus 2x sleeves 47 Place of origin:Saudi Arabia Region, group, style:Southern Date of object:1980's Category:Torso and legs Techniques:Applique, beading, embroidery  Narrow black dress with side gores. Heavy beading around yoke, sleeve heads and cuffs. Lower hem decorated with applique bands in blue and embroidered in a red zig-zag design.

Object:Dress Size (cm):133 x 70, plus 2x sleeves 47 Place of origin:Saudi Arabia Region, group, style:Southern Date of object:1980's Category:Torso and legs Techniques:Applique, beading, embroidery Narrow black dress with side gores. Heavy beading around yoke, sleeve heads and cuffs. Lower hem decorated with applique bands in blue and embroidered in a red zig-zag design.

Burqa milayah, worn in Mecca/Medina regions of Saudi Arabia

Burqa milayah, worn in Mecca/Medina regions of Saudi Arabia

Face veil. Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Date of object:1996

Face veil. Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Date of object:1996

Face veil Size (cm):21 x 20 Saudi Arabia, Asir Date of object:Late 20th century Material(s):Cotton, leather, metal, shell Techniques:Factory woven cotton cloth, hand made metal beads, factory made imitation coins, leather strips  Face veil made from brick red cotton cloth decorated with small metal beads, imitation coins, and a shell button. The reverse side is lined with cotton cloth in white, blue, red and orange. The veil is tied using leather strips.

Face veil Size (cm):21 x 20 Saudi Arabia, Asir Date of object:Late 20th century Material(s):Cotton, leather, metal, shell Techniques:Factory woven cotton cloth, hand made metal beads, factory made imitation coins, leather strips Face veil made from brick red cotton cloth decorated with small metal beads, imitation coins, and a shell button. The reverse side is lined with cotton cloth in white, blue, red and orange. The veil is tied using leather strips.

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