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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 little girl's thobe in black cotton fabric cut and embroidered in the same style as for an adult. Glass beads are interspersed along the embroidered panels.

Geography, Architecture and Natural History

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