Sitara, Interior Door Curtain of the Ka'ba

Silk; embroidered with heavy silver and silver-gilt thread with additional colored silk panels | 280.7 x 160cm | Dated A.H. 1315/A.D. 1897-98

Unknown Artist

This Sitara is a very rare example of a curtain that once hung inside the Bab al-Tawba (Door of Repentance) of the Ka‘ba, the structure in Mecca that Muslims believe is the house of God on earth. The Ottoman sultan’s name, Abdülhamid II, who had the ...
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