Heritage Commission's Artisan Houses Preserving Traditions and Empowering Saudi Craftsmen
Tabuk, November 20, 2023, The Heritage Commission, as part of its commitment to preserving cultural traditions, has been establishing artisan houses across the Kingdom. These houses play a crucial role in enhancing the abilities of Saudi artisans, fostering the continuity of craftsmanship, and preserving cultural heritage.
One notable example is the House of Artisans in Tabuk, a region renowned for its generations-old production of traditional handicrafts. In this house, craftsmen and craftswomen engage in training, peer-to-peer learning, and educational workshops to develop and refine their skills. The House of Artisans serves as a bridge between the past and present, teaching various handicrafts such as Sadu and Khaws weaving and embroidery.
The facility includes training facilities, a permanent exhibition hall to showcase artisans' products, and a sales outlet, creating opportunities for artisans to market their work. Women artisans at the Artisan House in Tabuk highlighted the pivotal role of these houses in refining their talents and providing sustainable income opportunities, contributing to the preservation and promotion of Saudi cultural heritage.