New Kiswa cover installed at Kaaba in Makkah

MAKKAH: A new kiswa was installed on Sunday morning at the holy Kaaba in Makkah, on the first day of the Islamic new year (1 Muharram, 1446h) by the General Presidency for the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The task of installing the intricately designed black fabric covering was carried out by a team from the King Abdulaziz Complex for the Kiswa of the Kaaba, comprising 159 skilled craftsmen under the supervision of engineers and technicians specially trained for this intricate process.

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