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Qatt

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri is a unique art form that originated in the Asir region of Saudi Arabia and is typically painted by women at the entrance to a home. It is a spontaneous art technique that involves decorating the interior walls of houses with geometric designs in bright colors. Women in the Asir region are traditionally responsible for plastering and painting the walls, corridors, and ceilings of their homes, and a family's wealth is often signified by the skill, color, and complexity of the paintings. The art is considered a key element of the Asir region's cultural heritage and was inscribed on UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2017. The application of the art in most households ensures its viability within the community, and local individuals have created galleries within their houses in order to safeguard it.

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