SCBC Team – Riyadh
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced the registration of the “Sadu weaving” element in its representative list of intangible cultural heritage, as traditional and creative craftsmanship practiced by the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula since ancient times.
The registration of the “Sadu weaving” craft in UNESCO came as the culmination of Saudi efforts in support of the national heritage, which is receiving great attention from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman, who directed the implementation of national plans to take care of the national cultural identity and work on Show them regionally and internationally.
A Saudi cultural team led the file of the Sadu weaving registry at UNESCO. Where it included representatives of the Ministry of Culture, the National Committee for Education, Science and Culture, the permanent Saudi representative to UNESCO, and the “We Are Our Heritage” association, in partnership with the sisterly State of Kuwait.
It is worth noting that the “Sadu weaving” craft is the eighth cultural element that the Kingdom has succeeded in registering with UNESCO, within the framework of Saudi development programs to revive and document the intangible national heritage, inform the world about it, and ensure its sustainability in different ages and across different generations.
This heritage craft is one of the traditional arts of the ancient Arab community, which is used to secure its needs of clothes and bedding, through attractive designs and decorations that show the acumen of the Arab person. As an expression of the heritage importance of this handcraft, the logo of the last G20 summit in Riyadh was inspired by this traditional craft.