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    The Procession of the Mahmal and the Kiswah in Cairo on Collections Sphere from Khalili Collections

    The procession of the mahmal and the kiswah in Cairo, by an anonymous Italian photographer circa 1931. Seen here are the eight sections that form the hizam of the Ka‘bah, the ‘belt’ embroidered with Qur’anic verses that encircles its upper section.

    The Procession of the Mahmal and the Kiswah in Cairo