Kiswa or Ka’ba drape

Mecca, 20th century
Cotton, silk, gold and silver embroidery
633 x 330 cm
The 6.30 m Kiswa, or Ka’ba drape, was kindly loaned to the exhibition by the Saudi ambassador to Berlin.


© Photo: Haupt & Binder


Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia. 26 January - 9 April 2012, Pergamon Museum, Berlin. An exhibition of the Museum of Islamic Art in cooperation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.

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