An artist from Saudi created the world's largest coffee painting and became the first woman from the country to achieve the title in the Guinness World Records.
According to a report by NDTV, a Saudi woman artist named Ohud Abdullah Almalki used expired coffee to illustrate renowned leaders from the kingdom and the neighbouring United Arab Emirates. The painting is spread over 220 square metre (around 2,370 square feet).
"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 Guinness World Records statement.
The painting is called Naseej 1, and it is spread over 220.968 square meters, 15.84 meters long, and 13.95 meters wide. Almalki used approximately 4.5 kg of expired coffee powder. She painted all the figures in hues of brown, mixing the coffee powder with water. The edges are done in the “Al-Sadu” style that is a traditional Bedouin decoration style.
The painting 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.
"My aim is to remind the world of the centuries-old entente between the two nations," Almalki said. Almalki expressed hope that her accomplishment "will contribute to empowering the women in Saudi Arabia and beyond."