Kuwait

Temperature: 11 C

Al-Sadu weaver weaving on a typical floor loom.

Textiles

Textile handcrafts have been practiced in Kuwait for a long time. This category includes: Al-Sadu weaving, bisht (men’s cloak) weaving (Al-Hayek), bisht tailoring (khayat),...

Tailoring

Traditionally, tailoring male and female dresses was mainly conducted by women. After finishing housekeeping, some experienced wives, mothers and daughters would sew dresses for...

Al-Sadu Weaving in Kuwait

Al-Sadu weaving is a women’s handicraft practiced mostly by the Bedouin (nomad) women of the State of Kuwait. The name of this craft originates...

Miniature Sailing Ship-Making

Making sailing ships was one of the most important handicrafts practiced in Kuwait. However, this craft has diminished and it is currently practiced...

Jewellery Hand Crafts in the State of Kuwait

Gold and silver jewellery have been admired and used by Kuwaiti women for quite a long time. As a result, jewellery crafts (Syaqah) flourished...

Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing is one of the oldest handicrafts practiced in Kuwait. Previously, this craft was much used  to make and maintain all kinds of metal...

Bisht Making in Kuwait

Bisht (man’s cloak) making is considered as one of the most important living handicrafts. The traditional form is in high demand by a broad...