We got an intriguing email recently from a Turkish company — the manufacturer of goatskin parchment! He wondered if we were interested in adding the product to our stationery lineup.
As a former medievalist, I would certainly be curious to take contemporary parchment for a test drive, but I can’t imagine it would be anything other than a novelty product. What do you think? Would you buy parchment stationery, notebooks, canvases, or even whole skins? Or does the thought of writing on goatskin strike you as unbearably anachronistic and/or of questionable animal ethics?