For each country I visit, I usually end up milling around old market places and shops looking some treasures local to the area to buy like wicker baskets and weaves. Sabu House is so far the only place you could find them in Kuwait, if you are running short of time.
If you' re a business busy traveler stuck on a tight schedule, with a few hours left for some souvenir shopping, go to this place. Other than a museum that showcases different types of weaves against fantastic monochromatic murals that feature scenes of old Kuwait, it has a small souvenir shop where you can buy rugs, pillow covers, hanging wall dividers, purses and bags to take home. Their items are made of very good quality fibres that could last you for a hundred years. They are costly of course but worth it. Prices can vary according the size, the type or complexity of weave or knot, and material. They have colors that sparkle and the geometric patterns on these are just lovely to took at. You don't need to bring cash; your credit card will do.
Just across the hall from the entrance of their shop is coffee shop too; a small cute place with some delightful sweets.
Admission is free. No picture-taking allowed in the museum. Selfies and pictures are OK in the shop. It's along the coast not far too from the Grand Mosque, the American Cultural center/Dar Al Athar and the Al Youm heritage village. Have a friend drive you there, because it could be difficult to hail a taxi from the entrance. You would have to walk around the block to get one on your way back to your hotel.
Lastly, this place is not for all types of travelers. If you are artistic and have a passion for art and culture, this place is just for you.
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