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Miswak, Natural Toothbrushes in Saudi Arabia

Natural toothbrushes made from the roots and branches of the arak tree are the preferred way to clean teeth across Saudi Arabia.

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Arabian Cartography in Riyadh

A collection of maps in Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Public Library preserves how the world was seen in the past.

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Janbiya Dagger Making in Najran

Worn as proud adornments, janbiya daggers are a rite of passage in Saudi Arabia’s Najran.

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Watch: The Sleysla Centre

The Sleysla Centre's mission is to transfer heritage artisan skills down to younger generations to create sustainable incomes and retain local craft.

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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 has an essential function – keeping Gulf men’s headdress perfectly in place.

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Flower Binding in Abha

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

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