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The Bani Malik tribe

Neighbouring Bani Sa‘d to the south is the Bani Malik tribe. The decorative stonework of their architecture is typical of the southern Hijaz.

As with Bani Sa‘d dresses, the cut of Bani Malik dresses is straight. They are distinguished by their predominantly yellow embroidery. Small glass beads interspersed with red knots are used to give body to the embroidery.

Sleeves are short to allow for silver bracelets.

Bani Malik thobe embroidered predominantly in yellow. Small glass beads decorate the yoke and surround the embroidered panels. The qarqoosh (hat) is also beaded.

Geography, Architecture and Natural History

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