As the modernization of Kuwait began to emerge, traditional weaving skills of the Bedouin sect started losing its hold in the society. Hence, in order to preserve the ancient expertise, the Sadu house was established in 1980 and by the end of 1984, it had 300 registered women, manufacturing approximately 70 artifacts per week.
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, handbags, etc. The house is divided into chambers that are embellished accordingly as it portrays the ancient houses, mosques, storage rooms, etc. A roofed playground for kids, locally known as Al-Baraha, is found within the house.
The museum possesses the antiquity of Sadu weaving and pursues to produce articles woven by the Bedouin women. Moreover, educational courses illustrating the techniques of weaving are offered by experts and weavers. As an annex, it has a gift shop with genuine Sadu items and a library which tells 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: Gratis (No entry fee)