A Saudi artist has created the world‘s “greatest coffee painting”, becoming the country’s first woman to win a record-breaking title on her own, Guinness World Records reported on Sunday.
Ohud Abdullah Almalki used outdated coffee to illustrate renowned rulers from the kingdom and neighboring United Arab Emirates for the 220 square meter (approximately 2,370 square foot) piece.
“It took me 45 days of continuous work to complete, under the watchful eyes of two witnesses, the video recording and the drone footage,” Almalki said, according to a Guinness World Records statement.
The artwork, titled “Naseej 1” (meaning “woven together”) was created in the Saudi city of Jeddah on a canvas of seven connected fabrics.
It features the founding fathers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – the late King Abdul Aziz bin Saud and the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, respectively.
Below them is a series of smaller portraits of other rulers from the two Gulf countries, while the entire work is framed in the traditional “Al-Sadu” style of Bedouin decoration.
“My aim is to remind the world of the centuries-old understanding between the two nations,” Almalki said.
The artist used about 4.5 kilograms of expired coffee granules to complete the picture, according to the Guinness World Records statement.
Almalki expressed hope that her accomplishment “will help empower women in Saudi Arabia and beyond.”
This is the first time that a Saudi woman has achieved a record on her own, Guinness World Records said, although others were involved in previous attempts.
In 2015, 8,264 women gathered in Riyadh to make the world‘s largest “human awareness ribbon” to raise awareness about breast cancer.
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