Kaaba adorned with new ‘kiswah’ on Wednesday


MAKKAH — The Kaaba cloth (Kiswah) was replaced Wednesday night, a process administered by the staff of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet Mosque in accordance with the annual tradition, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Deputy Head of the General Presidency for the Grand Mosque Affairs, Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Mansouri, said in a statement that the Kaaba was donned with a new Kiswah, constituted of four sides and a sitar (curtain) for the door.

The Kaaba cloth is made of 670 kg of high-quality silk, 120 kg of gold threads, and 100 kg of silver threads.

As many as 200 Saudi craftsmen are engaged in producing the black curtain at the King Abdul Aziz Complex for Holy Kaaba Kiswah, Al-Mansouri said.