Arab Woman and Veils in Saudi Arabia
Veils sometimes worn by Saudi women when in public. These pictures are from selected sites on the Internet and represent different geographical sections of Saudi Arabia.
Bedouin woman from Najran (Saudi Arabia) photo by Mauger Thierry
Hobab Bedouin woman from Bilad Qahtan (Saudi Arabia) photo by Mauger Thierry
Dahm Bedouin woman from Rub al-Khali (between Yemen and Saudi Arabia) photo by Mauger Thierry
Hobab Bedouin couple from Bilad Qahtan (Saudi Arabia) photo by Mauger Thierry
From book “Femmes d’ Arabia” by Mauger Thierry
It should be noted that western women who marry a Saudi man when living in Saudi Arabia will be expected to wear one of these veils (for elegance) or typically a black cover of her face when in public. Veils and other black garment are not usually worn in the home around family, brothers, fathers and sons. But when non family men are present in the home the black garments are typically required with the head covered by at least some type of scarf.