SAUDI ARABIA

RITA launches Apprenticeship Programs of Sadu weaving and mud construction

January 17, 2022

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts (RITA) launched on Sunday the Apprenticeship Program where senior craftspeople will teach the traditional forms of Sadu weaving and mud construction to a new generation of Saudi artists.

Minister of Culture Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan said on Twitter: "To keep it a #Living-Identity, the Royal Institute of Traditional Arts launched the Apprenticeship Program in traditional Sadu and mud construction tracks."

RITA aims to represent and strengthen the national culture by raising the level of awareness and knowledge in the fields of traditional arts and by telling the stories of its artistic history and artists.

The institute also seeks to preserve the originality of tribal artworks and encourage those who are interested in them to learn, master and develop these arts in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

Traditional arts are an integral part of any country’s culture, and they manifest in calligraphy, embroidery, textile art, jewelry making and other forms like visual arts, which are a vital part of our heritage.

This is in addition to tribal dances and music that are of a distinct nature for each of the various regions of the Kingdom.

It is noteworthy that, in 2021, RITA began launching its first package of training programs that offer people many opportunities to join, learn and immerse themselves in the traditional Saudi arts through a series of diverse courses that suit all segments of society with their different interests.


January 17, 2022
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