Journal

Flower Binding in Abha, Saudi Arabia

Flower Binding in Abha, Saudi Arabia

In the mountains of southern Saudi Arabia, men decorate their hair with flower garlands and sweet-smelling herbs.   Jaber Mohammad closes the do...

Janbiya Dagger Making in Najran

Janbiya Dagger Making in Najran

Worn as proud adornments, janbiya daggers are a rite of passage in Saudi Arabia’s Najran.   The very best pieces of iron are the heavy bolts tha...

Agal Making in Riyadh

Agal Making in Riyadh

In the heart of Riyadh, craftsmen form the essential element to the Gulf region’s national headdress. It might seem trivial, but the black agal ha...

The True Value of Handicrafts

The True Value of Handicrafts

Writer: Siri Trang Khalsa In this globalized marketplace, we all have become constant consumers. Encouraged by incessant advertising, we are alwa...