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The photos in this post were all taken in one of the old museum homes down in the Al Balad area of Jeddah. Saudis tend to have very formal taste in furnishings, like this amazing inlaid wood and tapestry couch. Doesn't exactly look all that comfortable to lounge around on though ...
This intricately painted wooden chair sports a woven seat. I don't know about those back rails or the seat part being all that comfortable either. Looks rather stiff and upright, but I guess the beauty of it was more important than comfort.
Carved wooden frame with rich red velvet cushions were very typical of the old style era. Some modern homes might incorporate something like this as a visual accent today.
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Monday, October 16, 2017
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Have you ever seen a phone like this before? I hadn't, until I laid eyes on it in Jeddah's Al Balad district. I was on a tour of the museum homes in the old part of Jeddah and this was on display as part of the furnishings of a time gone by. I believe a phone like this may have been imported from either Syria or India, where this type of inlay work is made.
Friday, October 13, 2017
The angle of this shot makes it appear as though the top left building is part of the lower building in front of it.
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