Saudi Arabian Flower Man in Bas-Relief Sculpture

Photo by Eric Lafforgue for The Cultural Magazine

The Saudi Flower Men, belong to the ‘Men of Alma’’ village in the Asir province, South of Saudi Arabia since the fifties.

They celebrate their heritage, culture and nature by adorning colourful flower crowns on their heads. The crowns would consist of herbs, flowers and grasses that are worn by the men, for the sake of beauty and health.

Some men wear the crown on a daily basis, while others wear it during special occasions.

Learn more about the Flower Men of Saudi Arabia.

In this project, you will be required to create a relief painting of a Flower Man using plasticine.

You will need to bring your own:

  • Plasticine: Yellow, red, black, white, green, blue, brown.
  • A4 size foam board
  • Rolling pin
  • Clay tools
  • Flower Man Template on tracing paper
  • Colored illustration of Flower Man

You will need to bring your own:

  • Table cover (for protection)
  • Tack-it (to keep your foam board in place)

Below is the tutorial on how to complete this project:


Published by Farah Nasrawi

A multi-hyphenate designer, an artist, a teacher

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