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Save the Dates: May 31, June 1 + 2


A friend asked me to publish this. Did you know there was an international group in Kuwait for people who love textiles? The Sadu House is a part of this association, and the local quilting group, with over 50 members, and people who weave, knit, do tapestry work, needlepoint, embroider, sew, collect hand loomed carpets – they all belong to this group.

As you can see, their annual exhibit is coming up at the end of this month. You won’t want to miss it if you love original work, especially work with textures. There may be items for sale; many items will be on display only so that you can see of the original and artistic work being done in your community. There is a glorious quilt being raffled, and tickets will be available at the exhibit.

The KTAA holds meetings once a month with lectures on textiles from various parts of the world – this year they had lectures on the Miao Chinese, Afghani carpets, Indian marriage costumes, art embroidery, hand dying fabrics and several others – all embellished with bright examples of the works lovingly collected by KTAA members. It is a richly artistic group, meeting at the Dar al Cid, just around the corner from the Tarak Rejab Museum.

May 4, 2007 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Community, Cross Cultural, Events, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Photos, Shopping


  1. Rats. I’m working that weekend.

    Comment by riannan | May 5, 2007 | Reply

  2. Interesting

    Comment by Judy Abbott | May 8, 2007 | Reply

  3. Judy, aren’t you a quilter?

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 9, 2007 | Reply

  4. Riannan – hey just take some sick leave, hop a flight and come!

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 9, 2007 | Reply

  5. You will let me know when the Kuwait Textile Association next does a Ritu Kumar Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla perspective, won’t you now?

    Comment by How to weave an Arabian Quilt? | May 10, 2007 | Reply

  6. Arabian Quilt – hmmmm. . ..what?? Tell me about Ritu Kumar Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla! I am totally ignorant.

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 11, 2007 | Reply

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