For centuries prior to the advent of paper parchment was used as the principle support for writing. Today the use of parchment is generally restricted to decoration, a practice that can be traced to Antiquity.
Maison Philippe Hurel selects the largest goat skins as being more suited to a more uniform cladding with fewer seams. Exclusive patinas are applied by hand producing tones ranging from a natural pale aspect to deepest black. —