This photo is from a gallery by Olivia Aurthur accompanying our feature that peers inside the secretive world of Saudi women.

In a kitchen in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, an abaya-clad woman shows her zebra-striped slippers. Some Saudi women like to have small bands of color or other decorative touches on the long, black garb that’s supposed to help them maintain modesty. Others say such ornamentation is improper because it attracts men’s attention.

The full story is absolutely worth a read.

This photo is from a gallery by Olivia Aurthur accompanying our feature that peers inside the secretive world of Saudi women.

In a kitchen in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, an abaya-clad woman shows her zebra-striped slippers. Some Saudi women like to have small bands of color or other decorative touches on the long, black garb that’s supposed to help them maintain modesty. Others say such ornamentation is improper because it attracts men’s attention.

The full story is absolutely worth a read.