Dated 18556 Ad Sitarah For The Door Of The Kaaba Hanging Scroll Canvas
Dated 18556 Ad Sitarah For The Door Of The Kaaba Hanging Scroll Canvas
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Dated 18556 Ad Sitarah For The Door Of The Kaaba Hanging Scroll Canvas

KSh4,600.00 KSh5,530.00

Get this beautiful Scroll Canvas, Sitarah for the Door of the Kaabadated 1272 AH (18556 AD), hang this beautiful image in your home, already come pre-installed with Natural Black Walnut Wood Trims. If you do not wish to hang it using the string you can use 3M Mounting Tapes to stick it on your wall.

Thesitarah(or curtain) for the door of the Kabah known also as theburdahor theburqu was by far the most elaborate part of thekiswahand was replaced annually. Since Mamluk times,sitarahs were made in Egypt, and left Cairo with thekiswahaccompanied by the caravan of pilgrims amidst great pomp and circumstance.

The majority of the Kabah door curtains made at Dar al-Kiswah in Cairo during the 19th century follow the same basic design in which calligraphic cartouches predominate and which is characterized by the series of stylized palm trees either side of the door opening. However, because of the clever manipulation of the colour schemes and variations in the density of the embroidery, hardly any two look alike.

Kiswah (Arabic: , kiswat al-ka'bah) is the cloth that covers the Kaaba in Mecca,
Saudi Arabia. It is draped annually on the 9th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, the day pilgrims leave for the plains of Mount Arafat during the Hajj.
Every year, the old Kiswa is removed, cut into small pieces, and given to certain individuals, visiting foreign Muslim dignitaries and organizations. Some of them sell their share as souvenirs of the Hajj. In earlier times, Umar bin al-Khattab would cut it into pieces and distribute them among pilgrims who used them as shelter from the heat of Mecca.

The present cost of making the kiswa amounts to SAR 17,000,000 (~4,532,951.01 USD). The cover is 658m2 and is made of 670 kg of silk. The embroidery contains 15 kg of gold threads. It consists of 47 pieces of cloth and each piece is 14m long and 101 cm wide. The kiswa is wrapped around the Kaaba and fixed to its base with copper rings.

Black Walnut Natural Wood Trims + Hanging String

Size Guide

  • Medium40x75cm / 16x29in
  • Large70x125cm / 28x49in
Please note that the image printed is not a reproduction of thesitarahdesign. All thesitarahdesign are actual image of the originalsitarah, hence everysitarahdesign will show weathered and wear and tear (as this isan imageof the originalsitarahthat was used).

    What do you get

    • A professional gallery wrap canvas around a sturdy wooden frame
    • Printed using state-of-the-art wide-format printers which offer uncompromising gallery quality
    • Constructed with premium Inkjet canvas material for maximum color vibrancy and exceptional durability
    • HD Prints are waterproof
    • Free Delivery for Orders in Nairobi and Orders above Kshs 10,000
    • Free Mounting for Orders in Nairobi above Kshs 6,000

    Yes, we provide SECURE Shipping! with a Waybill Number for Orders outside Nairobi so you can track your shipment.

    We pride ourselves on the quality of each product we produce, and we are confident that you will love your canvas wall art.
    If your order is damaged during transit, lost in transit or not as agreed, notify us within 30 days, we will exchange or replace your prints of your choice (at the same value).

    * The product picture is not to scale
    * Everything is HAND framed therefore there will be a little discrepancy in each Canvas Print but rest assured we will never send anything out that isn't as close to perfect as possible!
    * As we print on demand, please allow 48hrs (excl. Sundays) for orders to reach you.

    Color: Blue, Purple, White
    Size: 20, 24
    Material: 100% Polyester