RIYADH — Under the patronage of Princess Sara Bint Mashhour, wife of the Crown Prince, the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) unveiled the inaugural edition of the book “Saudi Traditional Fashion in the Central Region” on Monday.

Penned by Professor Dr. Laila Al-Bassam, the book serves as a testament to Darah’s commitment, backed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Chairman of the Board of Directors King Salman and the Crown Prince, vice chairman of the Board of Directors, in preserving the cultural legacy of Saudi Arabia.

This distinctive publication opens a historical window, allowing readers to delve into the opulent tapestry of Saudi cultural heritage.

It provides an invaluable opportunity to gain insights into the traditional costumes proudly worn by Saudis while serving as a means to safeguard and document this heritage in a rejuvenated, modern, and elegant manner.

The inaugural edition meticulously documents traditional costumes in the central region of Saudi Arabia, showcasing Professor Al-Bassam’s extensive knowledge and academic expertise in Saudi traditional attire.

It delves into details about men’s and women’s clothing and decorations, offering a comparative analysis of their styles.

The book also explores the art of embroidery, detailing the materials used and providing insights into the names and shapes of traditional hand stitches.

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