New exhibit at the Getty relates medieval manuscripts to textiles

"Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts" is on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through October 2.

Featuring 25 manuscript books, cuttings, and textiles from the Getty's permanent collection, "Shrine and Shroud" explores the various ways textiles are integral to manuscripts and the images they contain.

It examines the use of actual textile fragments in the construction of manuscripts, the appearance of simulated textiles in manuscript illumination, and the symbolic value of textiles in their various roles as shrines, shrouds, curtains, and cloths of honor.