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New Kiswa installed at the Holy Kabba

A total of 120 kilogrammes of gold, 100 kilogrammes of silver and 1,000 kilogrammes of silk are used in the production of the Kiswa.

A new Kiswa (cover) was installed at the holy Kabba on early Sunday, marking the first day of the Islamic new year (1 Muharram, 1446H) in Saudi Arabia.

A team comprising 159 skilled craftsmen under the supervision of engineers and technicians specially trained for the complicated process from the King Abdulaziz Complex for the Kiswa of the Kaaba installed the elaborately designed black cloth cover.

 

The new Kiswa consists of 53 gold-embroidered pieces consisting of 16 for the belt area, seven for under the belt, four corner pieces, 17 lanterns, five pieces for the door curtain, one piece for Al-Rukn Al-Yamani, and two pieces for the Black Stone outline, along with the gutter.

In the production of Kiswa, a total of 120 kilogrammes of gold, 100 kilogrammes of silver and 1,000 kilogrammes of silk are used.

 

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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