2007 News Story

New kiswa placed on the Holy Ka’abah

The new kiswa (cover) was placed on the Holy Ka’abah at the Grand Mosque in Makkah today.

The kiswa consists of five pieces of pure silk; four pieces cover each side of the Ka’abah, while the fifth piece covers its door.  Manufactured by the Kiswa Factory near Makkah at a cost of $5.3 million, the new kiswa is 42 feet high, 141 feet wide and weighs nearly 400 pounds.