According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Kaaba’s Kiswa (cloth cover) has been replaced.
In the center of Mecca’s Masjid al-Haram (the Grand Mosque), the Kiswa covers the Kaaba, the cube-shaped building at first built by Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail.
The direction of the Kaaba regard the “house of God,” which is the qibla or direction when Muslims pray globally.
Black cloth wrap over the Kaaba is changed every year by the gatekeepers.
As the team began to deconstruct the old Kiswa and install the new one, they were selected from the King Abdulaziz Complex for Holy Kaaba Kiswa.
A door curtain and four separate sides make up the new Kiswa.
The Kaaba’s Kiswa consumes around 850 kilograms of raw silk and 120 kilograms of gold wire.
A total of 200 Saudi artists were occupied in producing the black curtain for the Holy Kabaa Kiswa at the king Abdulaziz complex this year.