First Saudi woman to singlehandedly nab a Guinness World Record revealed

Artist Ohud Abdullah Almalki has become the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Record title singlehandedly with her coffee painting. (Supplied)
Short Url
Updated 18 October 2020

First Saudi woman to singlehandedly nab a Guinness World Record revealed

DUBAI: Artist Ohud Abdullah Almalki has become the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Record title singlehandedly with her impressive feat — the largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules, illustrating seven leading figures of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

This painting is called Naseej 1, and it is spread over 220.968 square meters, 15.84 meters long, and 13.95 meters wide. It is made out of seven connected cotton cloths.

Almalki used approximately 4.5 kg of expired coffee powder and painted all the figures in hues of brown, mixing the coffee powder with water. The edges are done in the “Sadu” style that is a traditional Bedouin decoration style.

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

The impressive painting features the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman and the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, as well as King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

“This tremendous feat would have been impossible without the support of the people around me. I wish this will contribute to empowering the women in Saudi Arabia and beyond,” the artist added.


What We Are Buying Today: Azka Farms

Updated 13 min 57 sec ago

What We Are Buying Today: Azka Farms

Azka Farms is an online platform that supports ethical farming by offering products that are local, organic, seasonal, and sustainable, including vegetables, herbs, fruits, and dairy — all straight from the farm to your table.
Azka Farms wishes to promote self-sufficiency and a healthier lifestyle among Saudis by encouraging the consumption of foods that are locally sourced, fresh and organic.
The partner farms are from around the Kingdom. Products are distributed in Jeddah and will soon be available across the country.
Azka Farms offers small and large baskets of organic, local foods including cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers, onions, beetroot, okra, green beans, spinach, carrots, mulukhiyah (jute), and pumpkins. Herbs such as mint, basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, and coriander are also available, as is a selection of fresh dairy products, such as milk, salted cheese, ghee and butter.
Services are available in monthly and weekly online subscriptions of various sizes, from 2.5 to 5 kilograms. For more information visit azkabasket.com