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World's 'largest coffee painting' by a Saudi woman

Almalki hopes that her work would help in empowering women in the country and beyond.

World’s ‘largest coffee painting’ by a Saudi woman

World's Largest Coffee Painting

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Oct 2020 5:54 AM GMT

Jeddah: A female artist from Saudi Arabia, Ohud Abdullah Almalki, has created the world's "largest coffee painting." She used expired coffee to illustrate renowned leaders from the kingdom and the neighbouring United Arab Emirates for the 220 square metre piece.

The Guinness World Records announced on Sunday that she is the first woman from Saudi Arabia to achieve a record title single-handedly.

According to a statement of Guinness World Records, Almaki said that it took her 45-days of continuous work to complete the painting. She painted under the eyes of two witnesses, video recording, and drone footage. She has used approximately 4.5 kilogrammes of expired coffee to create this masterpiece.

The artwork, 'Naseej 1,' which means woven together was created in Jeddah on a canvas of seven connected clothes. The artwork features the founding fathers of Saudi Arabia and the UAE -- the late King Abdul Aziz bin Saud and the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, respectively.

Almalki painted a series of smaller portraits of leaders from the two Gulf countries below the large portrait. The entire artwork is bordered with the traditional "Al-Sadu" style of Bedouin decoration.

Almalki said that through her artwork she wants to remind the world about the centuries-old entente between the two countries.

Almalki hopes that her work would help in empowering women in the country and beyond.



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