Meaning and Symbolism in Bridal Costumes in Western Saudi Arabia

dc.contributor.author Tawfiq, Wijdan
dc.contributor.author Marcketti, Sara
dc.contributor.author Marcketti, Sara
dc.contributor.department Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
dc.date 2019-02-16T13:56:48.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:47:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:47:21Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2017
dc.date.issued 2017-07-17
dc.description.abstract <p>The western region of Saudi Arabia has its own unique traditional bridal garments. Little is known about these bridal costumes because they are handmade by a few families in the region. The purpose of this study was to investigate the history, significance, and meaning of the Hijazi bridal costumes. Symbolic interactionism was the theoretical starting point of this study. Qualitative data were collected via in-depth interviews from 22 married Saudi women. A purposive, snowball sampling strategy was used. The data were analyzed using the Miles and Huberman process. Four key themes emerged including (a) physical appearance and process of wearing the costumes, (b) meanings and beliefs related to the costumes’ components, (c) appropriate occasions during which the costumes could be worn, and (d) motivation negotiated within families. The Hijazi bridal costumes have deep historical roots in Saudi culture, which continues to play a significant role in today’s marriage rituals.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Tawfiq, W., & Marcketti, S. B. (2017). The meaning and symbolism of bridal costumes in the western region of Saudi Arabia. <em>Clothing and Textiles Research Journal</em>, 35(3), 215-230. DOI:<a href="https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0887302X17704718">10.1177/0887302X17704718</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Asian History
dc.subject.disciplines Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Design
dc.subject.disciplines Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts
dc.subject.disciplines Women's History
dc.subject.keywords bridal
dc.subject.keywords costume
dc.subject.keywords historic clothing
dc.subject.keywords culture change
dc.title Meaning and Symbolism in Bridal Costumes in Western Saudi Arabia
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