159 technicians, artisans to participate in replacing Kaaba kiswa

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159 technicians, artisans to perform annual task on 1st day of New Hijri Year

The Kiswa, as the fabric covering the Kaaba is called in Arabic, is made from raw silk, with 120 kilograms of gold wires and 100 kilograms of silver wires woven into it.

Preparations are being made to change the kiswa or the covering cloth of the Holy Kaaba in the Grand Mosque, Islam’s most sacred site in Saudi Arabia on the first day of the New Islamic lunar Hijri Year 1446.

The annual ritual will be performed by 159 technicians and professional artisans on the 1st of Muharram expected to fall on Sunday.

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