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“Great initiative! Very interesting to learn about the weaving techniques of the Kuwaiti Bedouin women”
Review of Sadu House

Sadu House
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Salmiyah
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great initiative! Very interesting to learn about the weaving techniques of the Kuwaiti Bedouin women”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Sadu House is the home of the Al Sadu Weaving Cooperative Society, started in 1978 to preserve, document and promote the textile heritage of the Kuwaiti Bedouin.

When visiting Sadu House you will walk through the house looking at different types of weaved items, all with comprehensive and comprehensible explanations. You can also watch a (rather interesting) documentary that explains the different techniques and tells about the history and the culture of the Kuwaiti Bedouin and the role weaving had in their everyday lives.

As Sadu House is a cooperation that helps preserve, you can watch the women at work on their looms, teaching new students the 'tricks of the trade'.

Last but not least, Sadu House sells all the weavings made by the women of the cooperation in their shop. The proceeds of the sales keep the cooperation operable. Prices vary (based on the quality of the work) between approx 15 and 250 KD.

Sadu House is open from Saturday to Thursday from:
8:00am - 1:00pm
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Sadu House is next to the National Museum, so it is practical to combine visits to those two attractions.

In my opinion, Sadu House is one of the top attractions of Kuwait City, especially for people that are interested in history, culture and / or textiles.

Visited November 2013
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“wonderful textiles”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

A small place but such lovely things, well described so I learned a lot. Interesting new art works based on old but with different materials

Visited December 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Now a centre for badu textiles”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Beautiful adobe house but its a shop artisan centre. I have been to sa'da yemen where all the houses are like that so i'm not particularly impressed and not at all impressed with the total lack of inwy
Terest of the kuwaity government for pre and islamic culture and heritage

Visited November 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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“A Nice Small Museum”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

The Sadu House is a nice small museum dedicated to Bedouin weaving techniques, and providing an opportunity to learn about the different weaves. If you go at the right time, you may be able to observe weaving classes in action. High quality woven pieces in the gift store for sale.

Visited October 2013
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Lonon
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“Nice”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

I think this is the place with the weaving. Nice examples with some interesting examples of weaving. My daughter particularly enjoyed this.

Visited September 2013
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