Physical description

Lamp shaped medallion embroidery known as “Qandeel”. Kiswa is the name of the cloth used to drape the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is draped annually on the 9th day of the month of Dhu al-Hiijah, the day the pilgrims leave for the plains of Mount Arafat during the Hajj pilgrimage.

Inscriptions & markings

Embroidered inscription of the Quranic verse, “YA HAYU YA QAYYUM", or, "the ever living, the ever watchful".