The cloth (kiswa) that covers the holy Kaaba in Makkah was replaced on Sunday during an annual tradition run by the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet Mosque.
The specialized team from the General Administration of King Abdulaziz Complex for the Kiswa of the holy Kaaba removed the old kiswa and installed the new one to cover the entire structure, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
The presidency ensured all precautionary and safety measures were in place given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Deputy Head of the General Presidency for the Grand Mosque Affairs Dr. Saad bin Mohammad Al-Mohaimeed said the Kaaba cloth is made of 670 kg of high-quality silk, 120 kg of gold threads and 100 kg of silver threads.
As many as 200 Saudi craftsmen are engaged in producing the kiswa at the King Abdulaziz Complex for Holy Kaaba Kiswa, he added.