25 Brides Wear The Same Wedding Dress For Over 50 Years

25 Brides Wear The Same Wedding Dress For Over 50 Years
Mon 19-08-2013

Al Bait Al Qatifi or Al Qatifi Home has showcased a special wedding dress at the Al Qatif Festival.

The wedding dress was worn by 25 brides for the past 50 years!

The first bride who wore designed it herself, a white dress with silver embroidery.

Al Bait Al Qatifi aims to help people get in touch with their roots and culture.

"The Qatifi Home pavilion is showcasing several items that reflect the rich heritage of the region," said Siham Al Khenizi, a volunteer at the festival.

"The idea is to give younger people greater insights into their beautiful popular heritage. This is an opportunity to look back at the past, when more than 30 relatives lived together in the same house. Women had to be adequately dressed with something beautiful yet light enough to deal with the desert environment," she said.

Women either wore dresses imported from India or made their own, Siham added

Source: Al Sharq