The Aesthetics and Greatness of the Kiswah of the Kaaba in the Saudi Era
Keywords:Islamic architecture, Arabic Calligraphy, Islamic ornamentation, Islamic art, Islamic civilization
The Kaaba has a long history and considered as praising and sacredness for Muslim all over the Islamic world. The Kaaba garment (kiswah) received during the Saudi era meticulous attention in terms of quality of artistry, implementation and manufacture. The most important feature that distinguished the Kaaba dress and added to its aesthetic value is the Arabic calligraphy and Islamic motifs. these arts are illuminate and decorate the Kiswah of the Kaaba. Also, the Kiswah of the Kaaba is a sign of respect, honour and reverence for The Holy House. This study is an investigation into the aesthetics of the Kiswah of the Kaaba during the Saudi era. The study aims to expose the aesthetics and spirituality of the Kaaba gown in the Saudi period. The research employed the descriptive method through, using this method, the researcher was able to knowledge about the kiswah of the kaaba as well as about Arabic calligraphy that embellishment the Kiswah by artistically executed. Moreover, this research aims to study the aesthetic value of the Kiswah of the kabab that under the supervision of the calligrapher Moktar Alam. The kiswah of the Kaaba has been selected in the present research due to the uniqueness decorations and composition. The study will provide a source of information to understand and study some history of the kiswah as well as manufactured of the kiswah nowadays. The study concluded that the kiswah of the kabbah in the Saudi era achieve the highest aesthetic aspect of quality master-made. In other words, the kiswah creates artistic and spiritual dimensions.
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