- a decorative veil draped over the walls of the Kaʿba, now made of black brocade embroidered in gold with inscriptions from the Koran.
Origin of kiswah
Borrowed into English from Arabic around 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for kiswah
Kusay's house was burnt, its cloth covering (or kiswah) catching fire from a torch.The Days of Mohammed
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