• NJM Loves: Kuwait Design Culture and Traditions

  • NJM Loves: Kuwait Design Culture and Traditions

    Kuwait is a country rich in culture and traditions, with a unique blend of Arab and Islamic influences. Here are some of the key elements of Kuwait’s design culture and traditions that I’ve admired over my trips to the country for projects during the past year:

    1. Islamic Architecture: Kuwait’s architecture is heavily influenced by Islamic design, which is characterized by the use of geometric patterns, calligraphy, and intricate tilework. One of the most iconic examples of Islamic architecture in Kuwait is the Kuwait Towers, which are three tower-shaped buildings with a distinctive blue-green colour and intricate patterns.

    2. Traditional Textiles: Kuwait has a rich tradition of textiles, including woven fabrics, embroidery, and traditional costumes. Kuwaiti women are known for their intricate embroidery work.

  • 3. Arabesque Design: Arabesque design is a style of ornamentation that is characterized by intricate and flowing patterns, often inspired by nature. This design style is commonly found in Kuwaiti architecture, particularly in mosques and other religious buildings.

    4. Arabic Calligraphy: Calligraphy is a form of decorative writing that is highly valued in Islamic culture. Kuwaiti artists often incorporate calligraphy into their designs, creating beautiful and intricate works of art.

    5. Traditional Ceramics: Kuwait has a long history of producing beautiful ceramics, including pottery, tiles, and other decorative objects. Traditional Kuwaiti ceramics are often decorated with intricate patterns and designs, inspired by Islamic and Arabesque design.

    25/04/2023s, By nataliamiyar