Young Saudi Men Are Mounting Their Cars On Piles Of Rocks In A Strange New Art Trend

Saudi arabia mounting stones on cars Tahjir StoningREUTERS/Mohamed HwaityA Saudi youth finishes building a pedestal under a car, part of a new art form called ‘Tahjir.’

There’s a new automotive art form catching on in Saudi Arabia, and it has nothing to do with driving.
It’s called “Tahjir,” or “Stoning,” and it involves putting cars on pedestals by stacking piles of bricks or stones underneath them.

These photos, taken by Reuters photographer Mohamed Hwaity, give an inside look at the unusual, meticulous, but strangely beautiful art form.

The trend is called 'Tahjir,' or 'Stoning.'

Youths pack stones under the cars and around the wheels.

Sometimes, they put stones on the car, as well as under it.

These photos were taken in the Saudi city of Duba, on the Red Sea.

It's meticulous work, and the result is an unusual, but impressive form of art.

Especially when you see half a dozen cars 'stoned' in one place.

Then it's time to clear the stones out and get the car driving again.

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