Saudi Arabia

Keeping An Eye On The Goings-On

Bedouin tent wall opening

An opening between the women and men’s section of a Bedouin tent. Saudi Arabia

The space between the men and women’s section of a Bedouin tent is divided by a wall made of cloth.  The cloth material of the tent wall makes it convenient for women to listen in and keep an eye on the goings-on in the majlis,  “the public sitting place.”  When the majlis is free of visitors from outside the women sit with the men.