A while back, during the winter… My friend Dana and I dropped by Sadu House on their first Monday gathering.. Let me start this post with saying how much I am in love with this place… the essence of the past with a flavor 😉 I go whenever we have visitors coming over, sometimes to the souvenir shop… the place is serene and I like the atmosphere… so let me take you on a virtual tour behind my lens 😉
Al Sadu House setting resembles that look of an old traditional Kuwaiti house… with the traditional door/gate – it is fully dedicated to preserve, document, and promote that rich diverse heritage of textile and weaving of the Kuwaiti Bedouins, preserving the nation’s creativity of the past generation and weaving together a cultural identity and print for today’s generation and the future one. There you can see the nomadic weaving style from the desert through the urban weaving of the town!
After the liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion, the project was transformed into Al Sadu Weaving Co-Op Society… owned and run by weavers and artisans themselves, with proceeds/profits going to the shareholders. The society is managed by the members of the board of shareholders and an advisory committee headed by the Patron, honorary president, the fabulous, Sheikha Altaf AlSabah! I love her
Sadu House is divided into different sections… The entrance courtyard, the souvenir shop, an inside courtyard (حوش), workshop stations, weaving, mini gallery/museum, bookshop, display rooms, management offices, and more