Kuwait Travel Guide
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Sadu House in Kuwait was set up in 1980 to protect the interests of the Bedouins and their ethnic handicrafts. Kuwait Sadu House is a unique tourist attraction in that country. It is located close the National Museum in Kuwait.
Sadu weaving is an embroidery form in geometrical shapes hand woven by Bedouin people. This traditional art form was developed by the nomadic Bedouins over centuries, and was facing extinction because of modernization.
To protect this traditional art form of hand weaving with dyed, spun and colored wool, the Al-Sadu Society was formed in 1979. In addition to reviving the ethnic art of hand weaving, they also contributed a lot to protect the Bedouin community. As a result of the society's efforts, the Sadu House came up in 1980. Towards 1984 end, the Sadu House had registered 300 Bedouin women. They were producing about seventy different items every week.
The Sadu House is a wonderful place to visit for the tourist. There are several chambers each decorated with pottered motifs of houses, mosques, storage houses and so on. Al-Baraha a roofed playground for children has been constructed inside Sadu House. For relaxation, there is the Abu Adhan cafe decorated with colorful hand-woven patterns and wooden benches.
The Sadu House has been an encouraging example of preserving the Bedouin culture of harmonious living with the elements of sea and sand. Thus visiting the Sadu House is a unique experience.
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