‘The Art of Flowers Oman’ showcased at Al Mouj Golf
International flower master, Phubast Chesdmethee hosted his first ever exhibition in Oman at Al Mouj Muscat.
The Art of Flowers Oman, in partnership with Al Mouj Golf at Al Mouj Muscat, marked the first Floral Art demonstration and exhibition in Oman by esteemed international flower master Phubast Chesdmethee, Vice President of the World Flower Council (WFC).
Flower enthusiasts and lovers of fine art, visited the first-of-its-kind event at Al Mouj Golf, presented by the acclaimed flower artist and judge, Mrs. Madhvi Khimji. The unique exhibition at Al Mouj Golf incorporated beautiful flower installations, included a special live demonstration by the world-renowned and award-winning Master Phubast Chesdmethee, as well as a fashion show featuring handcrafted head pieces inspired by the natural beauty of flowers.
Chesdmethee is in demand as an international designer to royalty and heads of state designing in more than 30 countries. He is a floral consultant and head designer for the Royal Palace of Brunei and Consultant and Head florist for Royal Family of Bahrain. In 2005, he was the recipient of the WFC Floral Nobel Prize.
Through the initiative of Madhvi Khimji’s passion for bringing light and education to the art of flowers in Oman, and in inviting Master Phubast (Poo) Chesdmethee to perform here, this was a truly unique and inspiring to most artists.
About Al Mouj Muscat
Al Mouj Muscat is the Sultanate’s lifestyle and leisure destination and is a unique public-private venture between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim Properties.
Spread along a stunning 6 km stretch of Muscat’s coastline, this world-class Integrated Tourism Complex comprises a group of luxury residential properties including Villas, Townhouses and Apartments, commercial units, retail and dining facilities and Oman’s only signature designed PGA Standard 18-hole links golf course, designed by Greg Norman. Al Mouj Muscat is also home to the 400 berth Al Mouj Marina, Oman’s largest private yachting hub and most recently The Walk, a 70-unit retail area which forms the commercial and leisure hub of the community.
The next phase of development will see luxury hotels, new residential leisure and hospitality offerings. Al Mouj Muscat is a phased development which provides a world-class lifestyle destination.
About Master Phubast (Poo) Chesdmethee
Chesdmethee is in demand as an international designer to royalty and heads of state designing in more than 30 countries. He is floral consultant and head designer for the Royal Palace of Brunei Darussalam and Consultant and Head florist for Royal Family of Bahrain. In 2005 was the recipient of the WFC Floral Nobel Prize.
Mrs. Madhvi Khimji Biography
Khimji grew up in Africa surrounded by the flowers and fauna of her father’s garden, which led her to her passion in the 80’s for expression through flower arrangement when she began attending flower shows internationally. In 2002 she visited the World Association of Floral Artists (WAFA) flower show in Glasgow and it opened her mind to the endless possibilities of flower arrangement with a special modern twist. This led her to completing a course with the National Alliance Floral Association (NAFA). Khimji then brought her new experience and knowledge of the art of flowers back to the Sultanate of Oman where she began a group, The Art of Flowers Oman. She began to demonstrate flower arranging in Oman and taught her shared passion with an audience that has grown extensively over the years, popularizing flower arranging in Oman. Khimji’s group went on to become affiliated with the World Association of Floral Artists (WAFA) in 2009 and later the World Flower Council in 2017.
Khimji has gone on to attend flower shows, conferences and exhibited in countries all over the world, including the U.K., Japan, India, Pakistan, Itlay, Australia, Barbados, Ireland, China and the U.S.A. Extending her knowledge over the years, Khimji began to invite esteemed flower artists to Oman to share their techniques with her group, The Art of Flowers Oman. These students have gone on to win many prizes in international shows. Khimji has gone on to representing Oman internationally in flower shows globally as an artist and a judge on the World Flower Council.
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