RIYADH: Periodic maintenance work has been carried out on the cloth of the Kaaba after the holy month of Ramadan which saw people from around the world flock to the Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform Umrah.
The belt of the Kaaba was tightened, its Kiswah had maintenance work on it to preserve its luster, and the edges of the cloth were tightened, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The Kaaba’s belt hangs 9 meters above ground and has verses of the Qur’an embroidered onto its black silk fabric in gold-plated silver thread.
Director of the maintenance department of the Kaaba’s Kiswah at the Grand Mosque, Fahd Al-Jabiri, said the maintenance of the cover is one of the tasks that the King Abdulaziz Complex For Holy Kaabah Kiswah carries out throughout the year.
The fabric is tightened from all four sides by the technical team, he added.