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African Textiles at KTAA

If color, texture and weave are your kind of thing, there is a wonderful group in Kuwait for you. Before I even came to Kuwait, people told me about the Kuwait Textile Arts Association, and oh, what a trip.

A friend asked me if I were going to this month’s meeting. I hadn’t seen any announcements for it, and then she said “you ought to come! It’s African textiles.”

Magic words.

You know AdventureMan and I love going to Africa. And a meeting on African textiles? Woooo Hooooooo! Yes, I will admit it, I am totally a textile geek.

Africa is a huge subject to cover, when it comes to textiles, and the speaker did well – Nigeria, Tunisia, Cameroon, Mali, indigo dying, small loom weaving. . . You could teach an entire college level course on any one of those topics, and he gave a great overview.

You can join KTAA for 10KD per year, or you can attend each meeting for 2KD. Meetings are held once a month at the Sadu House, where they also have a fabulous collection of books on textiles.




January 25, 2008 - Posted by | Adventure, Africa, Arts & Handicrafts, Cross Cultural, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Kuwait


  1. I’m a real sucker for fabrics… I’ve woven it, dyed it.. sewn with it! Textile manipulation is my secret affair. Thanks for posting about this, I haven’t been to Kuwait for a while now but now I have something to slot into my next visit!

    Comment by machelle | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. Oh Machelle, you will also want to visit the renovated Sadu House. They also have a gift store for hand made, original to Kuwait items to take back to all your friends.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  3. I am trying to get info on quilting classes and other classes with the KTAA but can’t seem to get anywhere. Can you help please. I have emailed a quilting address but no response and the KTAA address I have bounces back.
    Thanks so much!

    Comment by L Midford | February 3, 2009 | Reply

  4. About one day a week they advertise all the classes on the social pages of Kuwait Times and Arab Times. I wish I could remember which days, but I promise you, that’s where they are! Good luck, it’s a great group.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 3, 2009 | Reply

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