Folk art gives the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia an exquisite distinctiveness that differs from province to province. Such beautiful folk art enriches the Kingdom’s heritage, adding a touch of fun and charm to its solemnity.
Saudi Arabian folk art is varied and diverse, and people are encouraged to both view and appreciate it as well as participate in creating it. Perhaps one of the most important characteristics of Saudi Arabia is that due to the Kingdom’s important strategic location its ancient history contains many varieties of folklore that have been passed on through the generations. The Kingdom was the scene of many cultures, battles and historic events, and all of these integrated into a variety of folk art.
The Kingdom is replete with many types of folk art, which vary according to the geographic diversity of the environment. From the sea to the mountains to the desert, as well as the agricultural plain areas, each resulted in a tremendous amount of folklore that was created in the conditions prevalent in that location and period of time.
Examples of folk art found in the field of tourism in the Kingdom: