A new Kiswa is installed at the Holy Kaaba

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During the time of the construction of the Kaaba, a new cover known as the “Kiswa”, has been installed by the General Authority for the Care of the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque.

At the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, 159 craftsmen from the complex of King Abdulaziz for the Holy Kaaba Kiswa were on hand to complete the replacement of the old ones.

In order to dismantle the old Kiswa, the workers divided themselves up based on their different specializations around the walls and roof of the Kaaba and began with disassembling it and mounting the new one, then reattaching it to the corners and the roof as well.

Kiswa, weighing over 1,350 kilograms and measuring 14 meters in height, consists of four separate panels, as well as a door curtain, which makes up the entire structure.

It was individually lifted to the top of the Kaaba, one side at a time, in preparation for unfolding it over the old covering, in preparation for it to be put on top of the Holy Kaaba again.

When the ropes that connected the old Kiswa had been untied, the side of the kiswa was secured at the top by tying it, then it was lowered.

The new side of the Kiswa was raised and lowered continuously for a period of time, as the old Kiswa was lowered from the bottom in order to position the new side.

After this process was completed on each side of the Kiswa, the installation of the Kiswa was completed.

At this point, all four edges of the belt were aligned to form a straight line, and the belt was then stitched in place.

According to the SPA report, the corners have been stitched from top to bottom of the Kiswa after all the sides have been secured.

Once this had been completed, the curtain was then put in place, which was a process that took a lot of time and precision. We cut the black fabric to the size of the curtain. At present, the curtain measures approximately 3.33 metres wide and 6.35 metres long, so we had to make a crop cut in the fabric.

Then, three openings were made in the black fabric so that it could be attached to the wall from below. Lastly, on the Kiswa, the edges of the fabric were sewed into the black fabric.

As a result of the Kiswa’s consumption of silk, which has been dyed black within the complex, 120 kilograms of gold threads and 100 kilograms of silver threads, the complex consumes approximately 1,000 kilograms of silk.

A Kiswa’s belt is composed of 16 pieces, along with seven pieces at the bottom of the belt, as well as a total of 24 pieces.

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