My World Tuesday~2

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Keith in Kuwait

Keith, in Kuwait

My nephew, holding prayer beads called Misbaha in his hand, is garbed in the traditional attire, Dishdasha in traditional surroundings decorated by Sadu craft work. Dishdasha is a loose, long-sleeved, ankle-length robe. Summer robes are generally white and made of cotton and winter Dishdashas can be darker and made of wool.

In 1979, in the wake of the changes brought about by modernization of Kuwait, Kuwait’s Al-Sadu Society was formed. This Society was created at Sadu House to protect and preserve Bedouin culture, particularly Bedouin crafts, from extinction. The Sadu or ‘Bedu’ weaving is the speciality of the Bedouin women who made the tent in which they lived, and its furnishings, rugs and cushions.

Photograph shot by my friend in her studio.

My World Tuesday ~1: Wedding

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22 Responses to “My World Tuesday~2”

  1. How interesting… Enjoyed reading about your corner of the world…
    That’s really a well done photo!

  2. Kuwait must have changed a lot in the past 30 years. I’m glad some people are concerned about maintaining some of the Bedouin culture.

  3. Handsome boy….on the picture.
    Very interesting and enjoy about corner of yr world.
    Have a nice day.

  4. I am so glad you have such a society for keeping up traditions. In my homeland of Latvia the Russian occupation tried to extinguish traditional patters and habits which were kept up by refugees in the free world until Latvia became free again. Great damage was done by then. Modernisation too can wipe out traditional crafts if unchecked.
    I loved the wedding last week and your nephew looks beautiful in traditional robes.

  5. So beautiful colours and interesting history:)

  6. Celine: How wonderful to get to look at your world so far away from mine. I look forward to seeing your area of the world.

  7. Very interesting post from another culture and he’s a cutiepie

  8. It is a very beautiful costume and the room looks interesting too !

  9. Very interesting information shared, Celine. Nice picture too!

  10. Excellent picture, wonderful information, and beautiful weaving!

  11. Your pictures are well composed and depict the traditional attire beautifully. Thank you for sharing the photo and the background.

  12. Traditions are so lively..beautiful image

  13. what a handsome little boy & lovely photo in general. I really love this. I am glad to hear people are interested in preserving their culture over by you. It is so important.

  14. Fantastic. Glad to have discovered your blog and photograpy.
    TR

  15. Thanks for opening “Your World” to us, take care of your traditions and keep them alive.
    Hallo from Germany
    Hartmut

  16. Lovely and very traditional.
    It good that your community made an effort to perserve the tradition and heritage for future generation.

  17. Very interesting to learn about Bedouin culture! Thank you for sharing!

  18. A wonderful post with an excellent photo! Perfectly lighted!
    And – of course great info!
    Bravo!
    Cheers, Klaus

  19. Like a little prince he looks 🙂 If you took some pictures of the Bedouin handicraft, puleeze do post them 🙂

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  21. Thank you everyone!

  22. […] The modernity yet traditionality of the State of Kuwait is represented in its National Assembly building that was completed in 1985. The white of the building reflects the beautiful waters just beyond the building on the opposite side of Arabian Gulf road, from where I took these shots last week. The large canopy, which covers the entire building below hovers above an open courtyard and the sweeping roofs are said to have been designed to evoke Bedouin sentiments about whom I had written briefly here. […]

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