Makkah (UNA-OIC) – The Kaaba kiswa (cloth) has been replaced today, a process administered by the staff of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and Prophet’s Mosque as per the annual tradition.
The specified team from the General Administration of King Abdulaziz Complex for the Kiswa of the Holy Kaaba dismantled the old kiswa and installed the new one, then installed it in the corners and surface of the Kaaba.
The presidency has also secured all precautionary measures and means of prevention and safety so that this process takes place at the utmost levels of security and safety.
Deputy Head of the General Presidency for the Grand Mosque Affairs Dr. Saad bin Mohammad Al-Mohaimeed said, in a statement, that the Kaaba kiswa is made of 670 kg of high-quality silk, 120 kg of gold threads, and 100 kg of silver threads.
He added that as many as 200 Saudi craftsmen are engaged in producing the black curtain at King Abdulaziz Complex for Holy Kaaba Kiswa.
Kiswa is the cloth that covers the Kaaba in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It is draped annually on the 9th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, the day pilgrims leave Mina for the plains of Mount Arafat, the peak of the annual Hajj.