The art of “Sadu” of heritage weaving was included on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage, in an achievement registered by the Kuwaiti “Sadu” craft association, and was considered an enrichment of cultural life.
The Sadu House – a Kuwaiti heritage house established in 1979 to preserve the traditional Sadu industry, which includes weaving and weaving wool, making tents and poetry houses – is concerned with preserving the heritage art from disappearing, in addition to trying to “modernize” it by introducing modern techniques.
Sadu is a form of weaving devoted to the production of ornamental accessories for camels and horses. Bedouin men shear the wool of sheep, camels and goats, then the wool is cleaned for the women to prepare.
Then the wool yarn is spun on a spindle, then dyed and woven on the loom using the prevailing weaving method, and there are various colors such as black, white, brown and red, in addition to the presence of distinctive geometric designs when spinning wool.
Then the weavers gathered in small groups, spinning and weaving, sharing family news, and sometimes singing or reading poetry