While visiting a friend in Qadisia area I passed by the famous house with many glass arts, known as House of Mirrors. I always wondered about the story behind this house so I asked a relative who knows the dwellers.
The story as I understood that their little daughter, Jalila, had broken a mirror years ago, Mrs. Lidia kept the broken pieces and made a glass art from the shreds, and when her husband, Mr. Khalifa (Who also was a well-known painter) returned from his business trip and saw Lidia’s art, he liked it.
Mr. Khalifa then started to bring artistic pieces when ever he travels, along with his wife Lidia art works, they made many glass arts.
They then suffered from a heavy termites infestation that they almost stopped their arts and thought of selling the house, but with their determination and eagerness they found a solution for the termites and continued their artistic works.
Lady Lidia said that the mirrors may have been the reason for saving their house from termites because glowing the glasses to the walls may have forced termites to eventually forfeit the house.
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Note: Some of the above photos were taken from Ladies who do lunch in Kuwait.