Every year, the holy Kaaba is wrapped with a new covering, known as Kiswah, in accordance with the annual tradition.
The ceremony was performed on the ninth or tenth day of Dhul Hijja, the Islamic calendar’s 12th and final month. It will be replaced this year on the first of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.
According to reports, the plant, which is dedicated to producing the new cover every year, has prepared the new cover. Kiswah is made with hundreds of kilograms of silk, gold, and silver.
The factor named as Al-Kiswah Factory is located at 10 minutes distance from the Masjid Al-Haram.
Meanwhile, the lower part of the Kiswah has been raised about three meters and the area beneath has been covered with white cotton fabric in preparation for Hajj.
The same procedure is repeated annually before the Hajj season in order to protect the black cloth, as some pilgrims touch it while circling the Kaaba.