Abha Local Customs

  • natural colors of stairs
    natural colors of stairs
    by Manyana
  • Women Traditional dress(Google images)
    Women Traditional dress(Google images)
    by DunaKal
  • Abha man costume
    Abha man costume
    by Manyana

Most Recent Local Customs in Abha

  • the Old Palace and Ladies

    by Manyana Updated May 10, 2004

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    natural colors of stairs

    Old palace consists of 4 floors, the 1st for guests, 2nd for living room, 3rd for bedrooms and 4th for kitchen which shares half roof.
    Woman of Abha is who decorates her own house. Color made out of natural products. Yellow is out of a kind of spice, red is out of an Abha fruit, green is out Arar Abha tree, and blue i forgot,lol.
    You can see colors here, they're very natural and till now, women are proud to do it.

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  • Abha costume of nature--men

    by Manyana Updated May 10, 2004

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    Abha man costume

    Since Abha is a natural hilly region, people tend to be poets and artistic about everything even clothes.
    Men costume usually consists of three parts;
    the lower is like a short skirt called--al-Massnaf
    the middle is a blouse.
    the top is a big hat like mexican hats.

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  • Women heavy dress

    by Manyana Updated May 10, 2004

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    Abha woman costume

    The black dress is called Abha thobe. Usually women wear very heavy jewelery; belts, forehead belt, big earings besides a hat too. The heavier jewlery, the richer the woman. That's why, a woman's dowry in Abha is really high and may range SR30000-SR150000.
    Some women cover their faces with burkhu, usually old ladies. They represents female shyness.
    See the top of this picture different kinds of belts.

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    Colorful dresses

    by DunaKal Updated Nov 18, 2003

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    Women Traditional dress(Google images)

    This is the traditonal dress for women in Abha,they used to wear it without any Abaya(the black over dress for ladies in Saudi)and also worn with a very large hat to protect them from the sun while doing their garden work,some women still wear it,it is so beautiful and so colorful!
    The richer ladies tend to wear the famous Abha silver belt,this costs a fortune,for some ladies it was offered for them from their husbands as a dowry to his bride to be.

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    Men`s traditional dress code.

    by DunaKal Written Mar 16, 2003

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    traditional wear for men

    This is the local`s dress code for men,now you dont`t see this everywhere but same as the ladies traditional wear,some older men still wear them.

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