The First Saudi Woman To Achieve A Guinness World Records Title

The outcome was the Largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules

  • Publish date: Monday، 19 October 2020 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
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There are a wide range of innovative ways to use your daily brew’s remnants be it composting, cleaning or as bath products. However by stepping away from the usual, Ohud Abdullah Almalki, known as ‘The Artist of the Nation’ marks an incredible milestone as she draws the Largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules, illustrating seven renowned figures of Saudi Arabia and the neighbouring United Arab Emirates.

This popular painting was an outcome of this student in 5th year of College of Law at King AbdulAziz University, who has recently taken the social media world by storm as it included two giant pictures of the founding fathers of the two nations, the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, and the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan along with pictures of KSA and UAE rulers including the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Using a traditional Bedouin style known as “Sadu”, the painting was completed as all the figures were painted in hues of brown mixing the coffee powder with water using approximately 4.5 kg of expired coffee powder only. 

“It took me 45 days of continuous work to complete, under the watchful eyes of two witnesses, video recording and drone footage,” Almalki said. Adding “My aim is to remind the world of the centuries-old entente between the two nations.”

The painting is called Naseej 1 and is spread over 220.968 square meters, 15.84 meters long, and 13.95 meters wide as it is made out of out of 7 connected cotton cloths using 4 different shades of brown coffee and different sizes of brushes to finish this project.

The final outcome was captured by a drone and was displayed in the “Mokhatat Ar-Riyad” neighbourhood in Jeddah

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