Inside Sadu House
Sadu House aims to teach those interested in the beauty of the Kuwaiti culture and hope to continue to safeguard it in the future. After showing the visitors a movie about the history of the textile arts, the first thing they do here is to show the visitors that the Bedouin tribes used in the desert setting, such as the process of fleece spinning, dying and weaving as well as the urban-style weaving of the bisht or man’s outfit and the delicate embroidery and metal work that were used to embellish men’s clothing. Visitors are also taught about how to weave a centerpiece or carpet. They gain a sense of enlightenment from involving in such a cultural experience although it takes patience and time.
There is a library located on the premises that contains books on the history and stories of how the art started along with the techniques of weaving. Although the Sadu House is open to the public, visitors will be more contented if they became a member so they can take part in all the workshops and classes that take place there.
Equipped with a souvenir shop, practical pieces that have the beautiful patterns of the Sadu tradition created by the professional craftswomen and master weavers are displayed in the shop. The gift shop also showcase Handbags, scarves, wallets, rugs and table runners, just to name a few.
The Al-Sadu Society was created with an intention of retaining these Bedouin crafts from total extinction and now it has registered over 300 Bedouin women, producing about 70 items each week. The Sadu House is one of the major tourist attractions in Kuwait city, with several chambers, decorated with construction materials and pottery, depicting the old houses, mosques, bread and water storage places etc., in Kuwait. Al Baraha, a roofed playground meant for children is available inside the sadu house. The Abu Adhan Café, decorated with wooden benches and Bedouin sadu patterns is a good place for relaxation.