Curtain for the Door of the Ka‘bah

Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Materials: black silk lampas, relief-embroidered in silver and silver-gilt wire over cotton thread padding

Dimensions: 606 x 325cm

Accession Number: TXT 587


The curtain is embroidered on black kiswah fabric. The calligraphy of the main panel at the top of the curtain is signed by ‘Abd al-Rahim Amin, who designed the inscriptions on the modern Saudi Ka‘bah curtains. The date, 1423, is embroidered at the bottom right of the panel.