Factory of Kaaba Kiswa

Established in 1397 AH, the Kiswa factory consists of many divisions specialising in dyeing, weaving, embroidery, and assembly. There are various phases involved in the making of kiswa - the cloth that covers the Holy Kaaba - starting with the testing of the quality of the silk in a lab prior to the dyeing process. This establishment is one of the prominent landmarks of Makkah and provides housing for around 200 craftsmen.