The Kiswa, the cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, replaced with the new one early Monday. This is in accordance with the annual tradition ahead of Eid Al-Adha, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
A special team from the General Administration of King Abdulaziz Complex for the Kiswa of the Holy Kaaba changed it; amid all coronavirus precautionary and preventive measures.
Each of the four parts of the Kiswa separately raised; in preparation for stretching it on the old side.
The side was consolidated from above by tying it and dropping at the other end after the old side’s ropes also untied by moving the new side up and down.
Then, removing the old side from the bottom and remaining new side. The process repeated four times for each section until the operation was complete and sewing the belt in a line; straight with the four sides
Deputy head of the General Presidency for the Grand Mosque Affairs Dr. Saad Bin Mohammad Al-Mohammed said in a statement that the Kiswa uses 670 kg of high-quality silk; 120 kg of gold threads; and 100 kg of silver threads.
As many as 200 Saudi craftsmen work in producing the black curtain at King Abdulaziz Complex for Holy Kaaba Kiswa; Al-Mohammed also said.