2006 News Story

New Kiswa placed on Holy Ka’abah

In Makkah today, the Kiswa (cover) for the Holy Ka’abah was replaced with a new one. The new Kiswa, which is 14 meters (42 feet) high and 47 meters (141 feet) wide and weighs nearly 650 kilograms (1,400 pounds), is manufactured by the Kiswa Factory near Makkah at a cost of SR20 million ($5.3 million).