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Meet the artisan reviving the 2,000-year-old art of parchment-making in Turkey

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  • Parchment is one of the most durable writing materials in the world.
  • The ancient material was invented more than 2,000 years ago but almost went extinct after the Middle Ages.
  • At 92, İsmail Araç is one of the last artisans in the world still making it by hand.

Parchment is one of the most durable writing materials in the world. The ancient paperlike material was invented more than 2,000 years ago in Turkey but almost went extinct after the Middle Ages. At 92, İsmail Araç is one of the last artisans in the world still making it by hand.

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