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Parchment from goatskin
Central European (Northern) type of finished parchment made of goatskin stretched on a wooden frame

Parchment is a thin material made from animal skin. The most common use for parchment was as a material for writing on, for the pages of a book. It is different to leather in that parchment is limed but not tanned. The better qualities of parchment are named vellum.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Pergamino para niños

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