The Holy Cloth of Khana Kaaba has great importance in Islam and Muslims take good care of it. This Holy Cloth is also known as Kiswa that is manufactured with the best possible advanced technology equipment. The government of Saudi Arabia is entitled to change Kiswa every year at the moment of Hajj. The previous Kiswa is removed and is cut short in prices and delivered to different NGOs and other higher authorities that come for visiting the Holy Kaaba. The origin of covering the Holy Kaaba with Kiswa started in their region of King Tubba Abu Karab. He was considered the first person who draped Kiswa on Khana Kaaba. He stated it as an obligation and religious duty for Muslims to cover the Khana Kaaba.
Making of Kiswa
In Islamic culture, Kiswa has its own importance and is manufactured with complete focus and a good acre. The makers of Kiswa work day and night for about 8 months and approximately 137 workers are involved in this process. The gold threads are used to engrave the Holy verses on the cloth and enhance the beauty of Kiswa. According to different researches the cover weighs about 670 kg and 15 kg of gold threads are used to make it more captivating. Following are some of the important steps used in making the Kiswa:
The cloth is soaked in hot water as an initial step. The water consists of a mix of soap, hot water, and other elements. The soaking is done for at least 24 hours that the silk I turned into white. After this discoloration, the cloth is then dyed in black, red, and green colors.
The weaving of Kiswa was done by hand in ancient times while now it is done with the help of advanced machinery. This step consumes a bit more time than dyeing but delicate artistry looks amazing on the cloth once it is done.
The calligraphy and designing are done on the cloth with the help of efficient printing tools. The imprinting of Quranic verses is done carefully and attentively.
This step consists a lot of time for manufacturers. The embroidery with the use of gold threads looks captivating. The workers do this task with utmost care and attention as the verses of Holy Quean are required to be embroidered on the cloth.
The final step is to process the corners and edges of the cloth. A finishing touch is added to the Kiswa and is made ready to be draped on the Khana Kaaba. The design and display of the Holy Cloth are set and prepared for being replaced.
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