The uppermost part of the kiswah containing gold inscriptions is known as the hizam or ‘the belt’. The hizam is made of plain, black silk and all the letters embroidered on it of gold-plated silver wires. It is composed of a total of 16 pieces, four for each side of the Kaaba.
Embroidered inscription of the Quran from Surah Hijr verse 49:
نَبِّئْ عِبَادِيْٓ اَنِّيْٓ اَنَا الْغَفُوْرُ الرَّحِيْمُۙ
“Inform My servants ˹O Prophet˺ that I am truly the All-Forgiving, Most Merciful,”
Adorned by the Kabah in the year 1438H / 2017 Gregorian