How animal hides are made into parchment at the last workshop of its kind in the US

  • Pergamena is the last company in the US that uses animal skins to make parchment.
  • The craft dates back to 2500 BC and was most popular during the Middle Ages, before paper was industrialized.
  • CEO Jesse Meyer taught himself the craft as a way to revitalize his family’s nearly 500-year-old tannery business.
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