As the modernization of Kuwait was setting in, traditional weaving skills of the Bedouin sect was losing its hold in the society. Hence, in order to preserve the ancient expertise, the Sadu house was launched in 1980 and by the end of 1984 it had 300 registered women manufacturing around 70 artifacts per week.
Location : Kuwait city, Arabian Gulf Street in close proximity to the National House
Features : The Sadu house is a museum that exhibits the Sadu weaving, which is characterized by geometrical designs spun by the hand using wool dyed with colors especially red, orange, etc., on carpets, cushions, camel bags, wallets, hand bags, etc. The house is divided into chambers that are embellished in such a way that they portray the ancient houses, mosques, storage rooms, etc. A roofed playground for kids, locally known as Al-Baraha, is found within the house.
The museum has in its possession the history of Sadu weaving, and continues to produce articles woven by the Bedouin women. Moreover educational courses on the techniques of weaving are offered by experts and weavers. It also holds a gift shop with genuine Sadu items and a library of books that talk about the nearly relinquished art.
Visiting hours : Saturday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Entrance fee : free