UNESCO adds Kuwait’s Al-Sadu weaving to Intangible Heritage list

UNESCO has placed Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’s traditional Al-Sadu weaving on its Intangible Heritage list, a Kuwaiti diplomat said on Wednesday.

The achievement comes partly due to the efforts of National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature’s Department of Antiquities and Museums, Kuwait’s representative to UNESCO Adam Al-Mulla told KUNA It becomes the second cultural practise to be added to the list for Kuwait after date palm production and related cultural activities.

Al-Sadu is a conventional textile hand woven by Bedouin women, using natural fibers found in their environment and characterised by embroidery in geometrical shapes.

In Kuwait, the Al Sadu Weaving Co-operative Society was launched in 1978 to preserve, document and promote this rich and diverse textile heritage

Source: Kuwait News Agency