“Woven Words: Decoding the Silk Book” runs at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. through April 28. Free. Go to thewalters.org or call 410-547-9000.
For more information, see this article in the Baltimore Sun.
” The petite volume is bound in navy blue goatskin that’s roughly as long as the average woman’s hand and not quite twice as wide. The pages are made from a dove-gray silk that practically shimmers in even the low light of the Walters Art Museum’s library. Every visual element on the pages — the figures of saints, margin details and minuscule letters — was woven on a jacquard loom in silk threads so fine that individual strands can barely be seen without magnification. ” From the article written by Mary Carole McCauley.