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Global - July 29, 2020

The cladding .. gold thread in a dress of majesty


Everything appears majestic in the arenas of the Holy Mosque of Mecca, but  on the ninth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, it appears more prestigious each year, when the Kaaba replaces its embroidered garment with gold, after the dawn prayer, in one of the most important manifestations of the veneration and honor of the Sacred House of God.

Historical overview:

The history of Muslims is linked from ancient times to the dressing and knitting of the honorable Kaaba, where the greatest artists of the Islamic world excelled in it, and they raced to obtain that great honor, which is a garment of black silk inscribed with verses from the Qur’an from gold water, covered by the Kaaba, and it is changed once a year, on the morning ARAFFA day.

The history of the clothing of the Kaaba dates back to ancient times, when the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, dressed them in the Yemeni garments, then the adult caliphs after him covered them with the Qabati and the Yemeni frigidity, while work continued on the Kaaba clothing during the era of the Umayyads, the Abbasid era, and the Mamluk era.

At the beginning of the month of Muharram in the year 1346 AH, King Abdul Aziz issued orders to establish a factory for the manufacture of cladding in Ajyad, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, as it is considered the first factory dedicated to the manufacture of cladding, before it was closed and re-opened in 1381 AH. .

From Al-Ahsa to the Kaaba:

The quiet city in the arms of palm trees, lofty in eastern Arabia, was not satisfied with its delicious dates, the people of Al-Hasa woven the Kaaba cloth 8 times, the last of which was during the reign of the founding king Abdulaziz in 1343 AH, before it was then formally moved to Mecca.


When we address the language of numbers, the King Abdulaziz Complex for Honoring has a distinguished record of numbers that we must know, which includes the largest sewing machine in the world in terms of length, as it is 16 meters in length and is computerized.

As for the weight of the Kaaba clothing, it is more than 650 kilograms, and the strands of the strand for the external cladding are about 9986 twists per square meter, 120 kilograms of gold wires and 100 silver wires, more than 200 Saudi manufacturers and administrators work on them, distinguished by skill and craftsmanship.

The exterior cladding is embossed with patterns woven from black textile threads (the Jacquard method) written on it the word (Oh God, O God) (There is no god but God, Muhammad is the Messenger of God), (Glory be to God and His praise) and (Glory be to God the Great) ) These phrases are repeated on all the cladding cloth pieces, indicating that the number of the belt parts of the Kaaba honorable belt is 16 pieces, six pieces, twelve lanterns under the belt and four gaskets are placed in the corners of the Kaaba and five lamps of God are greater on the top of the black stone in addition to the outer curtain of the door of the Kaaba.

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