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SUBJECT kiswas
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300215207
NOTES Huge textile coverings for the Kaba at the Great Mosque in Mecca, used during the period of pilgrimage, with quotations from the Koran either inwoven or embroidered. Replaced each year, they are cut up after the ceremonies and their pieces distributed as relics.
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