Al Sadu Weaving Cooperative Craft Society is a non-profit cooperative entity that carries on the responsibility of preserving and reviving the traditions of weaving, whilst developing its contemporary design and function. The society teaches traditional weaving skills and produces traditional textiles for interior decoration and for the gift market. Their products feature Bedouin Sadu weavings for contemporary everyday use.
The process of weaving is known as “al-sadu”, a term used to denote the process of weaving and spinning using the Bedouin ground-loom. Al Sadu weaving is the oldest and most traditional craft practiced by the Bedouin people of Kuwait and the Arabian Peninsula. This craft requires a high degree of artistic dexterity and skill, which represented in its beautiful inscriptions that depict the story of the surrounding desert environment. The weaving benefits from the raw-wool that comes from variant livestock such as sheep, goat, or camel and utilized either with its natural colour or is dyed using materials derived from the surrounding desert herbs and plants. Sadu as Kuwait's cultural and national heritage is on the UNESCO representative list of intangible cultural heritage. Each woven piece represents the safeguarding of Kuwait's textile heritage and the continued development of handicraft skills associated to it.
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