The Geghard monastery was founded in the 4th century, by Gregory the illuminator. In this shawl, details from the doors of the monastic complex have been incorporated.
Armenian illuminated manuscripts date from the golden Age of Armenian art in the 5th century. With their elaborate designs these manuscripts were a mean fir artistic expression.
To signify the close relationship of this art form with the spiritual experience, parts from the esteemed "Book of Lamentations" of St. Gregory of Narek are arranged with the mofits taken from Armenian manuscripts.