This answer to Why is the Kaaba covered in black cloth? states that the black cloth for Kaaba a tradition which is continued to-date was adopted by the Fatimids.

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No; after the Fatmids.

Wikipedia to the rescue

Later on, Al-Nasir the Abbasid draped the Kaaba with green, both Al Nasir and Al-Ma'mun disagreed on the frequent color changes and switched to black, and black it remains to this day. Kiswah

Al Nasir ruled from 1180; the Fatmids appear to be 909 to 1171.

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