Jul 23, 2012
There is a strange but fascinating art-form trending in Saudi Arabia right now — Immobilizing one’s vehicle atop strategically stacked piles of rocks and brick…
From Arab News…
The art of ‘tahjir’ or raising a car on a platform of stones is a major tourist attraction in Halbah, a town near the Asir Provincial Park.
Tahjir involves creatively mounting cars of various sizes on rock platforms in a particular style. In some cases tires are replaced with stones….
It can take between four to seven hours to mount a car on a platform. For larger vehicles, it can take up to 10 hours.
Muhammad Al-Taihani, a young man from a neighboring province comes to practice his art in Halbah every year. “The number of young people becoming involved is increasing every year,” he said.
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