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    Procession for the departure of the mahmal and the kiswah on Collections Sphere from Khalili Collections

    A photograph of the procession for the departure of the mahmal and kiswah from a photographic album: ‘The Egyptian mahmal’; with 15 photographic prints. Seen here is the curtain for the door of the Ka‘bah – the largest and most elaborately embroidered of the textiles sent from Cairo to Mecca.

    Procession for the departure of the mahmal and the kiswah